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Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Recent
Ellobius talpinus.jpg
Northern mole vole (Ellobius talpinus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Ellobius
Fischer, 1814

Ellobius alaicus
Ellobius fuscocapillus
Ellobius lutescens
Ellobius talpinus
Ellobius tancrei

Ellobius is a genus of rodents in the family Cricetidae.[1] It contains two (E. lutescens and E. tancrei) of the handful of examples of mammal species that have lost the Y chromosome.[2]

The genus has the following species:

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  1. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Genus Ellobius". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 974–976. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  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. PMID 22215485. doi:10.1007/s10577-011-9269-5.