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SPECIES Ochotona (Conothoa) erythrotis

Author:Büchner, 1890.
Citation:Wiss. Result. Przewalski Cent. Asien Reisen. Zool. Th., B., I: Säugeth.: 165.
Common Name:Chinese Red Pika
Type Locality:Not specified; restricted by Allen (1938:535) to "Burchan-Budda", East Tibet, China.
Distribution:E Qinghai, W Gansu, possibly N Sichuan, S Xinjiang, and Tibet (China).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Conothoa, but see Niu et al. (2001), who considered the erythrotis species group (brookei, gloveri, muliensis) to be subgenus Pika. Formerly included gloveri; see Corbet (1978c:68). Feng and Zheng (1985) provided evidence that gloveri (including brookei) is a distinct species. Formerly included in rutila (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951), but now regarded as distinct (Weston, 1982). The distribution of this species is poorly known, as are its relationships with the apparently allopatric rutila, iliensis, and gloveri. See also under forresti.



    vulpina Howell, 1928

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