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Range DescriptionOchotona rutila occurs in isolated ranges in the Pamirs of Tajikistan, and Tien Shan of south-east Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, southeast Kazakhstan (Smith et al. 1990; Hoffmann and Smith 2005), and eastern Xinjiang region of China (Smith and Xie 2008). The species may also occur in northern Afghanistan (Smith et al. 1990).
O. rutila does not usually occur above 3,000 m in elevation (Smith et al. 1990).