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Microtus dogramacii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Microtus dogramacii
Species Authority: Kefioğlu & Kryštufek, 1999
Taxonomic Notes: The species was described on the basis of unique karyotype. Recently, analysis of mitochondrial DNA has shown that the species is closely related to Microtus guentheri.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Kefelioglu, H. & Sozen, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
The species is Least Concern. Although the species is only known from a few localities, it faces no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is restricted to central Turkey. The species' range limits are poorly known, and further work is needed to determine the species' distribution. Found from 200-800 m.
Countries:
Native:
Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: There is not much known about the species population abundance, however, the species is not very common. It can be a pest locally.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found in open, dry habitats including farmlands.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats. Although there are agricultural areas within its range, the species persists in these areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Part of the eastern edge of the range falls within Tuz Lake Special Protected Area (declared in the year 2000), which is not well managed for nature protection and has declined over the past 5 years. The species' natural history, ecology, and distribution need research.

Citation: Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Kefelioglu, H. & Sozen, M. 2008. Microtus dogramacii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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