Turuchan pika

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Turuchan pika
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Lagomorpha
Family: Ochotonidae
Genus: Ochotona
Subgenus: Pika
Species: O. turuchanensiss
Binomial name
Ochotona turuchanensis
Naumov, 1934
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Turuchan pika range

The Turuchan pika (Ochotona turuchanensis) is a species of pika found in isolated regions in the Central Siberian Plateau. It is a small (16–19 cm) rock dwelling species that is active during the day due to the low temperature at night. It was previously thought to be a subspecies of the northern pika. Little is known about this species, but is known to be locally abundant.[1]

Distribution[edit]

The Turuchan pika occurs from the southern reach of the Yenisei River to Lake Baikal to the middle region of the Lena River.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). "Ochotona turuchanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T41503A10479791. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

Lissovsky, Andrey (March 2003). "Geographical Variation of Skull Characters in Pikas". Acta Theriologica. 48 (1): 11–24. doi:10.1007/BF03194262.