Kazakhstan blind mole-rat

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Kazakhstan blind mole-rat
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Spalacidae
Genus: Spalax
Species: S. uralensis
Binomial name
Spalax uralensis
(Tiflov and Usov, 1939)

Kazakhstan blind mole-rat (Spalax uralensis, alternatively Ural blind mole-rat) is an extant species of blind mole-rat indigenous to Kazakhstan, along the Ural River basin and the flood plains of the Uil, Temir, and Emba rivers.[2] Whereas the species inhabits an area approximately 100,000 km2 in size, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) describes S. uralensis as rare and its habitat prone to overgrazing.[1] In 1993, Puzachenko's morphometric analysis demonstrated that the species was distinct from S. giganteus.[2]


  1. ^ a b Tsytsulina, K. (2008). "Spalax uralensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (2005). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0801882210.