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SPECIES Myomimus personatus

Author:Ognev, 1924.
Citation:Priroda Okhota Ukraine [Nat. and Hunting in Ukraine], Kharkov, 1-2: 115.
Common Name:Masked Mouse-tailed Dormouse
Type Locality:Turkmenistan, Koppeh-Dagh Mtns, near Kaine-Kassyr on the Sumbar River, Turkmenistan-Iran border
Distribution:Bulgaria (Peshev et al., 1964); W Turkey (Mursalo—lu, 1973b); Koppet Dag Mtns, NE Iran (Obuch, 2001); Koppet Dag and Malyy Balkhan Mtns, Turkmenistan (Csorba, 1993; Kurbanov et al., 1990; Kuznetsov, 1965; Marinina et al., 1987; Ognev, 1947; Shcherbina et al., 1988); Iskander, Uzbekistan (Zykov, 1987); limits unknown.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Review of morphology, ecology and distribution, and illustration of live animal, contributed by Rossolimo et al. (2001). External morphology of the glans penis and its taxonomic significance discussed by Rossolimo and Pavlinov (1985). Mensural data, and figures of skin, feet, cranium and teeth given by Peshev et al. (1964). Skull, teeth, os penis, feet, and ear ossicles figured by Ognev (1947). Karyotypic data and analysis provided by Graphodatsky and Fokin (1993). Russian range, taxonomy and other characters reviewed by Gromov and Erbajeva (1995). Comparison with M. roachi provided by Rossolimo (1976b).
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