Ochotona koslowi (Büchner, 1894)

Kozlov's pika, Koslov's pika



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1894?

Rediscovered in 1984

IUCN RedList status: Endangered















Original scientific description:

Büchner, E. (1894). Wissenschaftliche Resultate der von N. M. Przewalski nach central-Asien unternommenen Reisen auf Kosten einer von seiner Kaiserliche Hoheit dem Grossfursten Thronfolger Nikolai Alexandrowitsh gespendeten Summe herausgegeben von der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften St. Petersburg. Zoologischer, Theil. Band I. Saugethiere 5: 185-232.


Other references:

Dong, Wei and Zhang, Yingqi. (2022). Biochronologic sequences of the Pleistocene mammalian faunas in China and correlations with numeric dating. Quaternary Sciences 42(5): 1227-1246.

Hoffmann, R. S. and Smith, A. T. (2005). Order Lagomorpha, pp. 185-211. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Leach, K., R. Kelly, A. Cameron, W. I. Montgomery, and N. Reid. 2014. Expertly validated models suggest responses to climate change are related to species traits: a phylogenetically-controlled analysis of the Order Lagomorpha. bioRxiv BETA. Downloaded on 08 December 2014.

Li, W., H. Chang, and Z. Liu. 2000. On the status of Ochotona koslowi in the East Kunlun Mountains of China. Chinese Journal of Zoology 35:28-31.

Li, W., Zhang, H. and Liu, Z. 2006. Brief report on the status of Koslov's pika, Ochotona koslowi (Büchner), in the east Kunlun mountains of China. Integrative Zoology 1: 22-24.

Rabiniak, Emilia et al. (2023). Late Pleistocene and Holocene pikas (Mammalia, Lagomorpha) from Europe and the validity of Ochotona spelaea: New insights based on mtDNA analysis. Palaeontologia Electronica 26(1): a3.

Smith, A. T. 2008. Conservation of endangered lagomorphs, pp. 297-315. In: Lagomorph Biology: Evolution, Ecology and Conservation. Alves, P. C., and Hackländer, K. (eds.). Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. New York, EE.UU.

Smith, A. T. and Johnston, C. H. (2008). Ochotona koslowi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 05 March 2015.

Smith, A. and Xie, Y. 2008. The Mammals of China. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Smith, A. T. 2008. Conservation of Endangered Lagomorphs. In: P. C. Alves and K. Hackländer (eds), Lagomorph Biology: Evolution, Ecology and Conservation, pp. 297-315. Springer-Verlag, New York, USA.

Smith, A. T., Formozov, N. A., Hoffmann, R. S., Changlin, Z. and Erbajeva, M. A. 1990. The Pikas. In: J. A. Chapman and J. C. Flux (eds), Rabbits, Hares and Pikas: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, pp. 14-60. The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland.

Wang, S. and Xie, Y. 2004. China Species Red List. Vol. 1 Red List. Higher Education Press, Beijing, China.

Yu, N., Zheng, C., Zhang, Y. and Li, W. 2000. Molecular systematics of pikas (Genus Ochotona) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 16: 85-95.

Zheng, C. (1986). Recovery of Koslow's pika (Ochotona koslowi Büchner) in Kunlun Mountains of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. Acta Theriologica Sinica 5: 285.


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