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SPECIES Diplomesodon pulchellum

Author:Lichtenstein, 1823.
Citation:In Eversmann, Reise von Orenburg nach Bokhara, Berlin: 124.
Common Name:Piebald Shrew
Type Locality:Kazakhstan, E bank of Ural River sands "Bolshie Barsuki".
Distribution:W and S Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Biology and distribution reviewed by Heptner (1939), who also specified the type locality. Karyotype of specimen from Turkmenistan (2n = 44, FN = 54) described by Ivanitskaya (1975).
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    pallidus Heptner, 1938

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