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SPECIES Eothenomys wardi

Author:Thomas, 1912.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 9: 516.
Common Name:Ward’s Red-backed Vole
Type Locality:China, NW Yunnan, Chamutong (= Tra-mu-tang), west of Atunsi, 13,000 ft (Kaneko, 1996b, provided additional information).
Distribution:Extreme NW Yunnan in the Mekong and Salween valleys, 2400-4250 m (Corbet and Hill, 1992; Kaneko, 1996b).
Comments:E. chinensis species group. Placed in the genus Anteliomys by Hinton (1923). Described as a species by Thomas, recognized as such by Hinton (1923, 1926a) and Ellerman (1941), but usually included in E. chinensis (G. M. Allen, 1940; Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951; Musser and Carleton, 1993; Pavlinov et al., 1995a). Corbet and Hill (1992) and Kaneko (1996b), however, followed Thomas because wardi has a much shorter tail and hind feet, and appreciably smaller auditory bulla than specimens of chinensis, and is latitudinally isolated from that species.
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