Transcaucasian mole vole

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Transcaucasian mole vole
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Ellobius
Species: E. lutescens
Binomial name
Ellobius lutescens
Thomas, 1897

The Transcaucasian mole vole (Ellobius lutescens) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae.

It is found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Turkey.


Transcaucasian mole vole chromosomes

Transcaucasian mole voles have no SRY gene or Y chromosome, and their sex-determination method remains unknown.[2]


  1. ^ Kryštufek, B. & Shenbrot, G. (2008). Ellobius lutescens. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 May 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. ^ Bagheri-Fam, S et al. (January 2012). "Sox9 gene regulation and the loss of the XY/XX sex-determining mechanism in the mole vole Ellobius lutescens.". Chromosome Research 20 (1): 191–9. doi:10.1007/s10577-011-9269-5. PMID 22215485. 
  • 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.