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Spalax ehrenbergi  Nehring, 1898
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970560

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Nannospalax ehrenbergi (Nehring, 1898)
 
    Spalax aegyptiacus Nehring, 1898
 
    Spalax berytensis Miller, 1903
 
    Spalax intermedius Nehring, 1898
 
    Spalax kirgisorum Nehring, 1898
 
  Common Name(s): Middle East Blind Mole Rat [English]
 
    Palestine Mole Rat [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      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 ehrenbergi Nehring, 1898 – Middle East Blind Mole Rat, Palestine Mole Rat  
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ellerman, J. R., and T. C. S. Morrison-Scott  
  Publication Date: 1966   
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  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 http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8727652   
  Reference for: Spalax ehrenbergi, Palestine 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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Spalax ehrenbergi, Middle East Blind Mole Rat [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Osborn, Dale J., and Ibrahim Helmy  
  Publication Date: 1980   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Contemporary Land Mammals of Egypt (Including Sinai)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fieldiana Zoology, n.s., no. 5   
  Page(s): 1-579   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0015-0754   
  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2747210   
  Reference for: Spalax ehrenbergi   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) as Nannospalax ehrenbergi  
    Comments: A cluster of allopatric or parapatric species, each primarily diagnosed by unique chromosomal traits but lacking strong attendant morphological or other distinguishing features, expresses the current perception of S. ehrenbergi, and the reason it is referred to as the S. ehrenbergi superspecies (see reviews by Nevo, 1991; Nevo et al., 2001; Savic and Nevo, 1990). For more than 30 years, Israeli populations of this 'superspecies' have been the subjects of intensive research concerning evolut...  
    Wilson and Reeder (2005) erroneously cite Spalax ehrenbergi Nehring, 1898 with parenthetical authorship  
 

 

   

 
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