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SPECIES Nesokia bunnii

Author:Khajuria, 1981.
Citation:Bull. Nat. Hist. Res. Centre, 7: 162.
Common Name:Long-tailed Nesokia
Type Locality:SE Iraq, Basra Province, Al-Qurna.
Distribution:Recorded only from marshes at the confluence of Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in SE Iraq. Possibly occurs in Al-Hawizeh marsh to the east straddling the Iraq-Iran border.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Originally described under genus Erythronesokia by Khajuria (1981), but shown to be a distinctive species of Nesokia by Al-Robaae and Felten (1990). The meager available ecological information about this unique Nesokia is reported by Khajuria (1981) and Al-Robaae and Felten (1990). Because the vast wetlands of southern Iraq were largely destroyed by the Saddam Hussein regime during the last decade (Associated Press, 2003; UNEP, 2003), current population status of N. bunnii in Iraq is unknown.
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