Père David's vole

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Père David's vole
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Tribe: Myodini
Genus: Eothenomys
Species: E. melanogaster
Binomial name
Eothenomys melanogaster
(Milne-Edwards, 1871)

Père David's vole (Eothenomys melanogaster) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in China, Myanmar, Taiwan, and Thailand. This species is a member of the melanogaster group, one of the two main groups of Eothenomys voles. Its dorsal pelage is dark brown, often nearly black, and the ventral pelage is gray, sometimes brown. The tail is shorter than the body. This species is found in pine/rhododendron forests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lunde, D., Musser, G. & Molur, S. (2008). Eothenomys melanogaster. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 May 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Smith, A.T and Xie, Y. 2008. A guide to the mammals of China. Princeton University Press, New Jersey.