Mus macedonicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Mus macedonicus Petrov & Ruzic, 1983
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Macedonian Mouse, Balkan Short-tailed Mouse
French Souris de Macédoine
Spanish Ratón Macedónico

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-12
Assessor(s): Kryštufek, B. & Vohralík, V.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species has a wide range. It is common with no major threats at present, and the population trend is believed to be stable. Consequently it is assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Mus macedonicus occurs in the south Balkans, Asia Minor, the Caucasus (Transcaucasia), and the Middle East south to Israel and Jordan and east to Iran (Panteleyev 1998, Macholán 1999). In Europe, it is found from sea level to 500 m (Macholán 1999).
Countries occurrence:
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bulgaria; Georgia; Greece; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Serbia; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species can be very common.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in a wide range of habitats including cultivated farmland, orchards, olive groves, road verges, sand dunes, arid Mediterranean shrubland, wadis, and densely-vegetated riverbanks. It is absent from dense forests, and avoids areas of human habitation (Macholán 1999). In Israel and Jordan it is reported from a few localities east and west of the Jordan River (Qumsiyeh 1996). It is restricted to the Mediterranean areas which receive more than 400 mm of rain per annum (Harrison and Bates 1991).
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in some protected areas within its range. No specific conservation measures are recommended.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Kryštufek, B. & Vohralík, V. 2016. Mus macedonicus. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13966A115117069. . Downloaded on 23 November 2017.
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