Mammal Species of the World Logo


HOME --> CLASS MAMMALIA  --> ORDER RODENTIA  --> SUBORDER MYOMORPHA  --> SUPERFAMILY Muroidea  --> FAMILY Cricetidae  --> SUBFAMILY Arvicolinae  --> GENUS Alticola  --> SUBGENUS Alticola

SPECIES Alticola (Alticola) albicaudus

Author:True, 1894.
Citation:Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus., 17: 12.
Common Name:White-tailed Mountain Vole
Type Locality:India, Baltistan, Braldu Valley.
Distribution:Himalayan portions of Baltistan (Braldu Valley, Nahr Nulla) and Ladakh (Phyang Nulla), NW India (Rossolimo and Pavlinov, 1992; Rossolimo et al., 1994).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Alticola, A. roylei-A. argentatus species group (Rossolimo and Pavlinov, 1992). Although usually included in A. roylei (Corbet, 1978c; Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951; Gromov and Polyakov, 1977), Hinton (1926a) earlier pointed out the diagnostic specific traits of albicaudus. Rossolimo and Pavlinov (1992) verified this ranking, fully redescribed the species, and contrasted it with morphologically similar forms. Schwarz’s (1939) acmaeus represents another population of A. albicaudus (Rossolimo and Pavlinov, 1992; our study of holotype).



    acmaeus Schwarz, 1939

  Bucknell Home Page   Biology Department Home Page


©Bucknell Univesity All Rights Reserved
Comments and questions to