Taxonomic position of Chinese voles of the tribe Arvicolini and the description of 2 new species from Xizang, China

@article{Liu2016TaxonomicPO,
  title={Taxonomic position of Chinese voles of the tribe Arvicolini and the description of 2 new species from Xizang, China},
  author={Shao-ying Liu and Wei-Tao Jin and Yang Liu and Robert W. Murphy and Bin Lv and Haibang Hao and Rui Liao and Zhiyu Sun and Mingkun Tang and Weicai Chen and Jianrong Fu},
  journal={Journal of Mammalogy},
  year={2016},
  volume={98},
  pages={166 - 182}
}
China has 26 species in the tribe Arvicolini. The taxonomic status of these voles remains controversial despite much effort. Herein, we evaluate the taxonomic position of 22 species plus 2 unidentified taxa using mitochondrial DNA gene sequences (cytb + CO1). We also evaluate 18 species and 2 unidentified taxa using morphological data. Phylogenetic analyses of cytb resolve monophyly for the genera Alexandromys, Lasiopodomys, Microtus, Neodon, Proedromys, and Volemys with strong support… 
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