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SPECIES Ochotona (Conothoa) macrotis

Author:Günther, 1875.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 4, 16: 231.
Common Name:Large-eared Pika
Type Locality:"Doba" [C Tibet, (31EN, 87EE), China] Ognev (1940:86). Not "Duba. . .N side Kuenlun... on road...via Kugiar" [Kakyar, . 37E45'N, 77E05'E, W Xinjiang, China] contra Blanford (1879:76). Not Dobo, Qinghai [(36E41'N, 101E30'E) (Vaurie, 1972:352)].
Distribution:Mountainous regions including the Himalayas (Nepal, India) from Bhutan through Tibet, Kunlun (Qinghai, Xinjiang, Sichuan and Yunnan [China]), Karakorum (Pakistan), Hindu Kush (Afghanistan), Pamir, and W Tien Shan Mtns (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, SE Kazakhstan).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Conothoa. Included in roylei by Gureev (1964), Roberts (1977), Corbet (1978c:68), and Gromov and Baranova (1981:72). Morphological and ecological differences in the area of sympatry first documented by Kawamichi (1971) and Abe (1971), and confirmed by Mitchell (1978, 1981). Weston (1982), Feng and Zheng (1985), and Feng et al. (1986) indicated that macrotis is a distinct species. Yu et al. (2000) consider it a sister species to roylei. Whether the co-type from "Doba" in the Natural History Museum (London) is from C Tibet or W Xinjiang is uncertain.
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