Chinese red pika

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Chinese red pika
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Ochotonidae
Genus: Ochotona
Species: O. erythrotis
Binomial name
Ochotona erythrotis
(Büchner, 1890)
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Chinese red pika range

The Chinese red pika (Ochotona erythrotis) is a species of mammal in the Ochotonidae family. It is endemic to the Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, Xinjiang, and Yunnan provinces of China. It typically lives at elevations of 2000–4000 ft on rocky crags. The breeding range of the Chinese red pika is between May and August. They usually have three to seven young per litter. The Chinese red pika is about 8 in (20 cm) in length when adult.


  1. ^ Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). Ochotona erythrotis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 10 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.