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SPECIES Meriones (Pallasiomys) dahli

Author:Shidlovsky, 1962.
Citation:Definition Rodents Zakabkaziya: 115.
Common Name:Dahlís Jird
Type Locality:Armenia, Sadarak steppe, foothills of Vardanis (Saraibulak) Ridge.
Distribution:Local sandy habitats in Armenia.
Status:IUCN Ė Endangered.
Comments:Subgenus Pallasiomys. Included in M. meridianus by Corbet (1978c) but shown to be a separate species by Dyatlov and Avanyan (1987), whose results were based on morphological, biochemical, and chromosomal traits, as well as interbreeding experiments. Reviewed by Pavlinov et al. (1990).
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