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Myodes rufocanus  (Sundevall, 1846)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970617

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Clethrionomys rufocanus (Sundevall, 1846)
    Clethrionomys sikotanensis (Tokuda, 1935)
    Evotomys arsenjevi Dukelski, 1928
    Evotomys bedfordiae Thomas, 1905
    Evotomys irkutensis Ognev, 1924
    Arvicola kamtnschaticus Poliakov, 1881
    Evotomys kolymensis Ognev, 1922
    Evotomys latastei J. A. Allen, 1903
    Neoaschizomys sikotanensis Tokuda, 1935
    Arvicola wosnessenskii Poliakov, 1881
    Clethrionomys yesomontanus Kishida, 1931
    Craseomys rufocanus bargusinensis Turov, 1924
    Clethrionomys rufocanus kurilensis Tokuda, 1932
  Common Name(s): Gray Red-backed Vole [English]
    Large-toothed Redbacked Vole [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  
                                        FamilyCricetidae Fischer, 1817  
                                           SubfamilyArvicolinae Gray, 1821 – arvicoline rodents  
                                              GenusMyodes Pallas, 1811  
                                                 SpeciesMyodes rufocanus (Sundevall, 1846) – Gray Red-backed Vole, Large-toothed Redbacked Vole  

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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: Myodes rufocanus, Large-toothed Redbacked Vole [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: Myodes rufocanus, Gray Red-backed Vole [English]   

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



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Chromosomal and molecular evidence relates M. rufocanus most closely to Korean M. regulus and Japanese M. rex, M. andersoni, M. smithii, and M. imaizumii (Iwasa et al., 1999a; Suzuki et al., 1999b; Wakana et al., 1996); it is also morphologically similar to the Chinese M. shanseius (see that account). Allozymic (Mezhzherin and Serbenyuk, 1992) and chromosomal data (Sokolov et al., 1990) reveal M. rufocanus as highly differentiated from other Myodes sampled (M. centralis, M. glareolus, M. ga...  



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