Microtus schidlovskii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Microtus schidlovskii
Species Authority: Argyropulo, 1933
Common Name(s):
English Schidlovsky Pine Vole
Microtus schidlovskii Argyropulo, 1932 [not Shidlovsky, 1919] subspecies colchicus
Microtus schidlovskii Argyropulo, 1935 subspecies goriensis

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Shenbrot, G. & Bukhnikashvili, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Tsytsulina, K. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Although this species has a relatively restricted range, it tolerates some artificial habitats (e.g. arable land and fruit and vegetable gardens) and is not known to face any major threat, hence is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northeast to central Armenia, extending north into extreme south central Georgia and west into Turkey. It is elevationally separated from Microtus socialis and is found at higher elevations (above 1400 m). The distribution map shows the approximate distribution of the species, but that this needs verification.
Armenia (Armenia); Georgia; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown (GMA Turkey, 2005).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabit xerophytic steppes and meadow-steppes at altitudes 1400-1700 m. Also found in agricultural fields and fruit and vegetable gardens in that altitude range. Burrows are simple.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats (GMA Turkey, 2005).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific measures are known (GMA Turkey, 2005).

Citation: Shenbrot, G. & Bukhnikashvili, A. 2008. Microtus schidlovskii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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