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SPECIES Ochotona (Ochotona) pusilla

Author:Pallas, 1769.
Citation:Nova Comm. Imp. Acad. Sci. Petropoli, 13: 531.
Common Name:Steppe Pika
Type Locality:"in campis circa Volgam..."; restricted by Ognev (1940) to Samarsk Steppe, near Buzuluk, left bank of Samara River [Orenburgsk Obl. Russia].
Distribution:Steppes from middle Volga (Russia), east and south through N Kazakhstan to upper Irtysh River and Chinese border. Not yet recorded in China.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable (classification refers to subspecies O. p. pusilla only; Formozov, pers. comm).
Comments:Subgenus Ochotona (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951). Formerly included O. nubrica (= lama), O. forresti, and O. osgoodi (a subspecies of thibetana); see comments therein.
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