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GENUS Allactaga

Author:F. Cuvier, 1836.
Actual Date:1837
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1836: 141.
Type Species:Mus jaculus Pallas, 1778 (= Dipus sibericus major Kerr, 1792); see comments below.
Comments:Does not include Allactodipus (see comment under Allactodipus bobrinskii). Shenbrot's (1984) subgeneric classification is followed below except where noted. Subspecific revision of species occuring in Belorussia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, W Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, S Russia, and NW Mongolia provided by Shenbrot (1993). Generic review and composite range map of species presented by Shenbrot et al. (1995). Mus jaculus Linnaeus, 1758 is the type species of Jaculus (see comments therein). Shenbrot (1984) described several subgenera, which we use here, but Zazhigin and Lopatin (2000c) claimed their distinctness is doubtful. Shenbrot et al. (1995) included the extinct Protalactaga (Miocene of North Africa and Asia) as a synonym, but Zazhigin and Lopatin (2000c) and McKenna and Bell (1997) retained it as a separate genus. McKenna and Bell (1997) recognized Proalactaga (Asian late Miocene), and Kowalski (2001) used Paralactaga (Pliocene-Pleistocene), but Shenbrot (1984) and Zahigin and Lopatin (2000b) explained why the two genera should be synonymized with Allactaga. For synonyms see Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) and Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987, 1998).
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SUBGENUS Allactaga

SPECIES elater

SPECIES firouzi

SPECIES hotsoni


SPECIES severtzovi

SPECIES vinogradovi

SUBGENUS Orientallactaga

SPECIES balikunica

SPECIES bullata

SPECIES sibirica

SUBGENUS Paralactaga

SPECIES euphratica

SPECIES williamsi

SUBGENUS Scarturus

SPECIES tetradactyla


    Alactaga F. Cuvier, 1838
    Beloprymnus Gloger, 1841
    Cuniculus Brisson, 1762
    Mesoallactaga Shenbrot, 1974
    Microallactaga Shenbrot, 1974
    Proalactaga Savinov, 1970
    Scirteta Brandt, 1844
    Scirtetes Wagner, 1841
    Scirtomys Brandt, 1844

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