Southern mole vole

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Southern mole vole
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Ellobius
Species: E. fuscocapillus
Binomial name
Ellobius fuscocapillus
Blyth, 1843

The southern mole vole (Ellobius fuscocapillus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[2] It is found in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan.


Southern mole voles are the only member of Ellobius demonstrated to have both a normal XY/XX chromosomal sex determination system and an SRY gene.[3]


  1. ^ Shenbrot, G.; Kryštufek, B.; Molur, S. (2008). "Ellobius fuscocapillus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  2. ^ 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. p. 975. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ 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. doi:10.1007/s10577-011-9269-5. PMID 22215485.