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Eospalax  G. M. Allen, 1940
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970217

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Allosiphneus Kretzoi, 1961
    Zokor Ellerman, 1941
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilySpalacidae Gray, 1821  
                                           SubfamilyMyospalacinae Lilljeborg, 1866  
                                              GenusEospalax G. M. Allen, 1940  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Eospalax fontanierii (Milne-Edwards, 1867) – Common Chinese Zokor, Chinese Zokor 
                                                 Species Eospalax rothschildi (Thomas, 1911) – Rothschild's Zokor 
                                                 Species Eospalax smithii (Thomas, 1911) – Smith's Zokor 

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ellerman, J. R., and T. C. S. Morrison-Scott  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946, 2nd edition   
  Page(s): 810   
  Publisher: Alden Press   
  Publication Place: Oxford, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0565004484   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Eospalax   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Eospalax   

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  Comment: Comments: Extant and extinct species recorded only from China. Phylogenetic relationships reviewed by Lawrence (1991, as Myospalax; see above discussion) and Zheng (1994), both of whom brought together fontanieri, rothschildi, and smithi in a cluster defined by a suite of derived morphological features (convex occipital shield, long incisive foramina bisected by premaxillary-maxillary suture, carotid canal at basioccipital-basisphenoid suture, configuration of pterygoid fossa, hypsodent and rootless ...  
    In Wilson and Reeder (2005) Eospalax G. M. Allen, 1940 was cited with date 1938; the name was published in volume 2 of Allen's 'The Mammals of China and Mongolia' and so in 1940 not 1930  



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