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SPECIES Meriones (Pallasiomys) zarudnyi

Author:Heptner, 1937.
Citation:Byull. Moscow Ova. Ispyt. Prir. Otd. Biol., 46: 19.
Common Name:Zarudny’s Jird
Type Locality:Turkmenistan, Kushka (Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border).
Distribution:NE Iran, N Afghanistan, and S Turkmenistan.
Status:IUCN – Endangered.
Comments:Subgenus Pallasiomys. Reviewed by Corbet (1978c) and Pavlinov et al. (1990) and listed by Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987) as a distinctive species. The Afghanistan population was reviewed by Hassinger (1973), the E Anatolian by Yi—it et al. (1997), and segment in Turkmenistan by Gromov and Erbajeva (1995).



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