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Eospalax fontanierii  (Milne-Edwards, 1867)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970556

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Myospalax fontanierii (Milne-Edwards, 1867)
    Myospalax baileyi Thomas, 1911
    Myotalpa cansus Lyon, 1907
    Myospalax fontanus Thomas, 1912
    Myospalax kukunoriensis Lönnberg, 1926
    Myotalpa rufescens J. A. Allen, 1909
    Myospalax cansus shenseius Thomas, 1911
  Common Name(s): Common Chinese Zokor [English]
    Chinese Zokor [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifčres, 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  
                                                 SpeciesEospalax fontanierii (Milne-Edwards, 1867) – Common Chinese Zokor, Chinese 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 fontanierii, Common Chinese Zokor [English]   
  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 fontanierii, Chinese Zokor [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Vulnerable as Myospalax fontanierii  
    Comments: In same monophyletic group as E. smithii and E. rothschildi, which is comparable to Ellerman's (1941) fontanierii and smithii groups, and Zheng's (1994) Prosiphneinae. Fan and Shi (1982) recognized cansus and baileyi as species, but Li and Chen (1987, 1989) argued for their recognition as subspecies of M. fontanierii based upon analyses of morphology, karyology, and LDH isozymes. They were included in E. fontanierii by G. M. Allen (1940) and also by Zhang et al. (1997); Wang (2003) treated ...  



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