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SPECIES Ochotona (Ochotona) rufescens

Author:Gray, 1842.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., [ser. 1], 10: 266.
Common Name:Afghan Pika
Type Locality:"India, Cabul, Rocky Hills near Baker Tomb at about 6000 or 8000 feet [ca. 1829 or 2438 m] elevation" [Baber's (?) Tomb, Kabul, Afghanistan].
Distribution:Afghanistan, Baluchistan (Pakistan), Iran, Armenia, and SW Turkmenistan.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc); considered a crop pest and controlled in parts of its range (A. T. Smith et al., 1990).
Comments:Subgenus Ochotona. Includes seiana; see A. T. Smith et al. (1990) and comments under O. curzoniae.
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SUBSPECIES rufescens

SUBSPECIES regina

SUBSPECIES shukurovoi

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