Kazakhstan blind mole rat
Kazakhstan Blind Mole Rat (Spalax uralensis, alternatively Ural Blind Mole Rat) is an extant species of blind mole rat indigenous to Kazakhstan, along the Ural River basin and the flood plains of the Uil, Temir, and Emba rivers. Whereas the species inhabits an area approximately 100,000 km2 in size, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) describes S. uralensis as rare and its habitat prone to overgrazing. In 1993, Puzachenko's morphometric analysis demonstrated that the species was distinct from S. giganteus.
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