ACTA THERIOLOGICA SINICA ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (3): 290-301.DOI: 10.16829/j.slxb.150351

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Review on the taxonomy of Microtini (Arvicolinae: Cricetidae) with a catalogue of species occurring in China

LIU Shaoying, JIN Wei, TANG Mingkun   

  1. (Sichuan Academy of Forestry, Chengdu, 610081, China)
  • Online:2020-05-30 Published:2020-05-28


刘少英 靳伟 唐明坤   

  1. (四川省林业科学研究院, 成都 610081)


The speciose tribe Microtini has a very wide distribution. Much controversy exists on the taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships. Historically, ten genera and 81 species have been assigned to Microtini, among which 7 genera and 24 species were reported from China. Through extensive field collection and systematic studies, we revise the phylogeny of this tribe and its taxonomy of this taxon in China by integrating molecular and morphological data. Results confirm 8 genera in Microtini worldwide: Alexandromys, Chionomys, Lasiopodomys, Lemmiscus, Microtus, Neodon, Proedromys and Volemys. Blanfordimys was confirmed as a subgenus of Microtus, and Phaiomys as a junior synonym of Neodon and Alexandromys was elevated as full genus rank. Arvicola was excluded from Microtini. Thus, China has 6 genera and 26 species of Microtini. Lasiopodomys fuscus, Phaiomys leucurus and Microtus clarkei were reassigned to Neodon, and recent studies nominated recognition of Proedromys liangshanensis, Neodon linzhiensis, Neodon medogensis and Neodon nyalamensis.

Key words: Arvicolinae, Microtini, Molecular phylogenetics, Taxonomy


的同物异名,水䶄属(Arvicola)被证明不属于田鼠族。而东方田鼠属是从田鼠属的亚属提升为属。中国田鼠族包括6属26种。青海毛足田鼠(Lasiopodomys fuscus)、白尾松田鼠(Phaiomys leucurus)和克氏田鼠(Microtus clarkei)均是松田鼠属成员。凉山沟牙田鼠(Proedromys liangshanensis)、林芝松田鼠(Neodon linzhiensis)、聂拉木松田鼠(Neodon nyalamensis)和墨脱松田鼠
Neodon medogensis)是近年来命名的新种。

关键词: ?亚科, Microtini族, 系统发育, 分类学