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SPECIES Selevinia betpakdalaensis

Author:Belosludov and Bazhanov, 1939.
Citation:Uchen. Zap. Kaz. Univ. Alma-Ata, 1(1): 81.
Common Name:Desert Dormouse
Type Locality:S Kazakhstan, N Betpak-Dala Desert, Kyzyl-Ui
Distribution:S (=SE) and E Kazakhstan, deserts east, north and west of Lake Balkhash (Burdelov and Rossinskaya, 1959; Ilchenko and Volodin, 1992; Ismagilov, 1961; Kuznetsov, 1965).
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Review of morphology, ecology and distribution, and ilustrations of live animals, contributed by Rossolimo et al. (2001). Measurements and illustration of cranium, and biological observations provided by Bazhanov and Belosludov (1941). Skull, ear, ear ossicles, and foot figured in Ognev (1947). Photographs of live specimen, distribution, and biological data contributed by Sludskii (1977). Teeth and embryo illustrated by Bazhanov (1951). Mastoid portion of the bullae discussed by Pavlinov (1988). Included in an analysis of the relationship between size of ear pinna and auditory bulla in specialized desert rodents (Pavlinov and Rogovin, 2000).
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    paradoxa Argyropulo and Vinogradov, 1939

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