Ward's red-backed vole

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Ward's red-backed vole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Tribe: Myodini
Genus: Eothenomys
Species: E. wardi
Binomial name
Eothenomys wardi
(Thomas, 1912)

The Ward's red-backed vole (Eothenomys wardi) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in China, specifically the north-western area of Yunnan Province. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of Eothenomys chinensis, but most zoologists consider it to be a separate species due to the noticeably shorter tail and hind feet.


  1. ^ Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). "Eothenomys wardi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 May 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  • 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.