Microtus mujanensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Microtus mujanensis Orlov & Kovalskaya, 1978
Common Name(s):
English Muisk Vole
Taxonomic Notes: Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-15
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
This species has a restricted range (ca. 5,000 km²), but very little is known about its population status and trends, or threats, hence is listed as Data Deficient.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known only from vicinity of the type locality: Muya Valley, Vitim River Basin, Buryatia, Russia (Meyer et al. 1996).
Countries occurrence:
Russian Federation
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits meadows and boggy forests. In meadows lives near shrubs. Also found in cut-over lands and fire-sites. Avoids forests with mosses. Reproduction season is from April to September and average litter size is 8.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats are unknown. It has a very small distribution area. In the Baikal region, global warming is causing  aridization and desertification of some ecosystems (Kulikov 2014).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed as Endangered in Russia and protected by law.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Microtus mujanensis (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13447A115113665. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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