Steppe field mouse

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Steppe field mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Apodemus
Species: A. witherbyi
Binomial name
Apodemus witherbyi
(Thomas, 1902)
Synonyms

Apodemus fulvipectus
Apodemus hermonensis
Apodemus iconicus

The steppe field mouse (Apodemus witherbyi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and probably Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. The Mount Hermon field mouse (sometimes recognized as a distinct species: A. hermonensis) and the yellow-breasted field mouse (sometimes recognized as a distinct species: A. fulvipectus) were considered conspecific with the steppe field mouse by Musser and Carleton (2005).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bukhnikashvili, A, Shenbrot, G. and Sozen, M. (2008). Steppe Field Mouse. In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. Downloaded on January 18, 2010.
  2. ^ 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.