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Spalax leucodon  Nordmann, 1840
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970564

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Nannospalax leucodon (Nordmann, 1840)
    Spalax dolbrogeae Miller, 1903
    Spalax monticola Nehring, 1898
    Spalax monticola hellenicus Méhely, 1909
    Spalax monticola hercegovinensis Méhely, 1909
    Spalax typhlus hungaricus Nehring, 1898
    Spalax monticola insularis Thomas, 1917
    Spalax monticola serbicus Méhely, 1909
    Spalax monticola syrmiensis Méhely, 1909
    Spalax monticola thermaicus Hinton, 1920
    Spalax hungaricus transsylvanicus Méhely, 1909
    Spalax monticola turcicus Méhely, 1909
  Common Name(s): Lesser Blind Mole Rat [English]
    Lesser Mole Rat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilySpalacidae Gray, 1821  
                                           SubfamilySpalacinae Gray, 1821  
                                              GenusSpalax Guldenstaedt, 1770 – Greater Blind Mole Rats  
                                                 SpeciesSpalax leucodon Nordmann, 1840 – Lesser Blind Mole Rat, Lesser Mole Rat  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ellerman, J. R., and T. C. S. Morrison-Scott  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946, 2nd edition   
  Page(s): 810   
  Publisher: Alden Press   
  Publication Place: Oxford, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0565004484   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Spalax leucodon, Lesser Mole Rat [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Spalax leucodon, Lesser Blind Mole Rat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Vulnerable as Nannospalax leucodon  
    Comments: Morphologically characterized by Topachevskii (1969) and now viewed as another superspecies based on chromosomal studies (Giagia et al., 1982; Ivanitskaya et al., 1997; Peshev, 1983; Savic, 1982b; Savic and Nevo, 1990; Savic and Soldatovic, 1977, 1979). More than 20 chromosomal forms have been uncovered (2n ranging from 38 to 62, FN between 74 and 96 (summarized in Mitchell-Jones et al., 1999, and Nevo et al., 2001). Savic (1982b) delineated six clusters that he interpreted as chromosomal s...  



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