Yunnan red-backed vole

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Yunnan red-backed vole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Tribe: Myodini
Genus: Eothenomys
Species: E. miletus
Binomial name
Eothenomys miletus
(Thomas, 1914)

The Yunnan red-backed vole (Eothenomys miletus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Southwest China, specifically Yunnan Province. It is the largest member of the Eothenomys genus, with a higher cranium, a soft, thick and long coat with tawny brown to reddish brown coloring and grey underparts.


  1. ^ Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. (2008). Eothenomys miletus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 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.