Microtus mujanensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Microtus mujanensis
Species Authority: Orlov & Kovalskaya, 1978
Common Name(s):
English Muisk Vole

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species has a restricted range (ca. 5,000 km²). Otherwise it is poorly known and there was no information on population status and trends, or potential threats, hence is listyed as Data Deficient.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)

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
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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. Average litter size is 8 young.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats are unknown. Very small distribution area.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Microtus mujanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T13447A3961941. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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