Small mammals collected from Qinghai Province, China Small mammals collected from Qinghai Province, China
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We collected 78 specimens of small mammals from Qinghai Province. China, in the summers of 2007 and 2009. Nine species of the orders Rodentia and Lagomorpha were identified: Allactaga sibirica, Dipus sagitta, Alticola sroliczkanus, Neodon irene, Phodopus roborovskii, Cricetulus longicaudatus, Meriones meridianus, Mur musculus, and Ochotona curzoniaae. Two distribution patterns were recognized for all species, except for the cosmopolitan species Mus musculus: restricted to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (Alticola stoliczkanus, Neodon irene, and Ochotona curzoniae), or widely distributed in northern China, extending to Russia and neighboring countries (remaining species).
Biogeography 12, 29-37, 2010-08