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SPECIES Meriones (Cheliones) hurrianae

Author:Jordon, 1867.
Citation:Mamm. India: 186.
Common Name:Indian Desert Jird
Type Locality:India, Hurriana Dist.
Distribution:Primarily in Thar Desert in SE Iran, Pakistan, and NW India (Haryana, Rajasthan, and Gujarat; see Agrawal, 2000).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Cheliones. Pakistan populations reviewed by Roberts (1977), those in India by Agrawal (2000) and Chakraborty and Agrawal (2000). Hassinger (1973) discussed old records of the species from Afghanistan as probably erroneous. Reviewed by Pavlinov et al. (1990).
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    collinus (Thomas, 1919)

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