Microtus maximowiczii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Microtus maximowiczii (Schrenk, 1859)
Common Name(s):
English Maximowicz's Vole
Microtus michnoi Kastschenko, 1913 ssp. ungurensis

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-10
Assessor(s): Batsaikhan, N. & Tsytsulina, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
A widespread species with no known major threats. Listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Distributed in open forest and steppe habitats to east from Baikal Lake Basin (Russia), in NE Mongolia (Mountain Range and Ikh Hyangan Mountain Range), NE China and Amur River Basin.
Countries occurrence:
China; Mongolia; Russian Federation
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:No data are available at present.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occupies densely vegetated mountain foothills and riverbanks. Especially active in early morning and late evening. Digs burrows in dense vegetation, leaving obvious heaps of discarded soil around the entrance to its burrow with mounds 50-100 cm across and 15-20 cm high. The passage to the burrow is only 20-30 cm long and leads directly to a round, 35 cm diameter nest chamber that is about 25 cm high. They construct special food storage chambers, which they fill with roots and bulbs before winter. Feeds on grass vegetation. Reproduction little known, females with seven and nine embryos have been reported.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No available data, although habitat loss through human-caused and natural wildfires may constitute a threat (but probably not a major one).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Approximately 38% of the species’ range in Mongolia occurs within protected areas. In China listed as NE. In Russia common species. Conservation measures required. Further research is recommended.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Batsaikhan, N. & Tsytsulina, K. 2016. Microtus maximowiczii (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13442A115113061. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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