Imaizumi's red-backed vole
|Imaizumi's Red-backed Vole|
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.
- 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.
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