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SPECIES Ochotona (Conothoa) forresti

Author:Thomas, 1923.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 9, 11: 662.
Common Name:Forrest’s Pika
Type Locality:"N.W. Flank.Li-kiang Range,13,000'" [Yunnan, China, approx. 27EN, 100E30'E, 3962 m].
Distribution:NW Yunnan, SE Tibet (China); N Burma; Assam, Sikkim (India); Bhutan.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Conothoa. Formerly included in pusilla (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951), roylei (Corbet, 1978c), and thibetana (Feng and Kao, 1974; Gureev, 1964; Weston, 1982), but now considered distinct (A. T. Smith et al., 1990, and references therein). O. forresti is poorly known, but appears to be morphologically similar to O. gaoligongensis (Yu et al., 1992) and a sister species of O. erythrotis (Yu et al., 2000). It is thought to be geographically sympatric with O. gloveri and/or O. thibetana in Yunnan (China), Burma, and Sikkim (India). See also nigritia.



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