Microtus daghestanicus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Microtus daghestanicus
Species Authority: (Shidlovsky, 1919)
Common Name(s):
English Daghestan Pine Vole, Caucasus Pine Vole

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Kryštufek, B., Bukhnikashvili, A. & Shenbrot, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Tsytsulina, K. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is Least Concern since it is widespread, under no major threat, and is not suspected to be declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is found from the northern Caucasus Mountains (southern Russia) and southern Caucasus from Georgia south through southern Armenia and Azerbaijan (Achverdjan et al., 1992) and in adjacent east Black Sea Mountains of northeast Turkey (Krystufek and Vohralík, 2001). The species also possibly occurs in northwest Iran.
Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: The species is common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Populates alpine meadows at about 2,000 m. In Turkey, elevation ranges from 2,200-2,600 m. It can be found in grazing pastures.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is found in many protected areas.

Citation: Kryštufek, B., Bukhnikashvili, A. & Shenbrot, G. 2008. Microtus daghestanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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