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Ochotona pallasi (Pallas's Pika)

Wikipedia Abstract

Pallas's pika (Ochotona pallasi), also known as the Mongolian pika, is a species of mammal in the pika family, Ochotonidae. It is found mainly in the mountains of western Mongolia. There are four subspecies: O. p. pricei, O. p. hamica, O. p. helanshanensis and O. p. sundica. One notable difference is that O. p. pricei generally dwells in dry steppe habitats and may build burrows while the other subspecies tend to prefer rocky habitats.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
26
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.96
EDGE Score: 2.48

Attributes

Diet [1]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [1]  100 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alashan Plateau semi-desert China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Altai alpine meadow and tundra China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Altai montane forest and forest steppe China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Altai steppe and semi-desert Kazahkstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central Asian northern desert Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Eastern Gobi desert steppe China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Emin Valley steppe China, Kazakstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Great Lakes Basin desert steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Junggar Basin semi-desert China, Kazakstan, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kazakh semi-desert Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kazakh upland Kazahkstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Khangai Mountains alpine meadow Mongolia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland China, Mongolia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Ordos Plateau steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sayan Alpine meadows and tundra Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sayan Intermontane steppe Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Sayan montane conifer forests Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Taklimakan desert China Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tian Shan foothill arid steppe China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tian Shan montane steppe and meadows China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Great Gobi National Park Ia 13211440 Mongolia  
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik Ia 798640 Tuva, Russia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mountains of Central Asia Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan No

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amphalius runatus runatus[2]
Amphipsylla primaris mitis[2]
Amphipsylla primaris primaris[2]
Callopsylla caspia gaiskii[2]
Ceratophyllus garei[2]
Citellophilus altaicus[2]
Citellophilus sungaris sungaris[2]
Citellophilus trispinus[2]
Ctenophyllus subarmatus[2]
Echidnophaga oschanini[2]
Frontopsylla elata elata[2]
Frontopsylla elata popovi[2]
Frontopsylla elata taishiri[2]
Frontopsylla elatoides elatoides[2]
Frontopsylla elatoides longa[2]
Frontopsylla frontalis baikal[2]
Frontopsylla hetera[2]
Neopsylla mana[2]
Ochotonobius bondari[2]
Ochotonobius hirticrus[2]
Oropsylla alaskensis[2]
Oropsylla silantiewi[2]
Paradoxopsyllus alatau[2]
Paradoxopsyllus dashidorzhii[2]
Paradoxopsyllus integer[2]
Paradoxopsyllus scorodumovi[2]
Paramonopsyllus desertus[2]
Paramonopsyllus scalonae[2]
Rhadinopsylla dahurica dahurica[2]
Rhadinopsylla dahurica sila[2]
Rhadinopsylla li li[2]
Rhadinopsylla li transbaikalica[2]
Rhadinopsylla pseudodahurica[2]
Rhadinopsylla rothschildi[2]
Wagnerina antiqua[2]
Wagnerina longicauda[2]
Wagnerina tecta aemulans[2]
Wagnerina tuvensis[2]

Range Map

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); Southern Asia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access