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SPECIES Meriones (Parameriones) persicus

Author:Blanford, 1875.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 4, 16: 312.
Common Name:Persian Jird
Type Locality:Iran, Kohrud, north of Isfahan.
Distribution:Iran, adjacent regions of Transcaucasia, Turkey (E Anatolia), Iraq, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan (west of Indus River).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Parameriones. Regional studies available for the Middle East (Harrison and Bates, 1991), Pakistan (Roberts, 1977), Afghanistan (Hassinger, 1973), Iran (Lay, 1967; Morshed and Patton, 2002), E Anatolian Turkey (Kryštufek and Vohralík, 2001), and Russia (Gromov and Erbajeva, 1995). Yi—it and Çolak (1999) recorded 2n = 42, FN = 78 for samples from E Turkey. Reviewed by Pavlinov et al. (1990).
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