Imaizumi's red-backed vole

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Imaizumi's Red-backed Vole
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Myodes
M. imaizumii
Binomial name
Myodes imaizumii
(Jameson, 1961)

Imaizumi's red-backed vole (Myodes imaizumii) is a species of vole in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Japan and was initially designated as a subspecies of the Japanese Red-Backed Vole, with studies of cranial and molar patterns supporting this. However, genetic tests in the late 1990s provide support for the theory that M. imaizumii is indeed a separate species, and it is now considered such pending the completion of more detailed studies.


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