Forrest's mountain vole

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Forrest's mountain vole[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Neodon
Species: N. forresti
Binomial name
Neodon forresti
Hinton, 1923

Forrest's mountain vole (Neodon forresti) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae found within China in northwest Yunnan. The initial study by Hinton in 1923 identified it as morphologically close to the Chinese scrub vole (N. irene) but with a larger body size and longer and darker pelage.[1]


  1. ^ a b Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). "'". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 July 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of .