Blanfordimys bucharensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Blanfordimys bucharensis
Species Authority: (Vinogradov, 1930)
Common Name(s):
English Bucharian Vole
Blanfordimys bucharicus (Vinogradov, 1930) [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 fairly large extent of occurrence (c.100,000 km2). Little information is available on population status or trends, but it does not appear to be under threat at present hence is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Northern ranges of Pamir-Alay, namely Zeravshan, Gissar and Nuratau Ranges (Uzbekistan and Tajikistan), and Badakhshan Range (Afghanistan). Distributed up to at least 1500 m asl, in Afghanistan probably up to 3000 m (Gromov and Erbaeva, 1995)
Countries occurrence:
Afghanistan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1500
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown. Ecology of the species is similar to that of Blanfordimys afganus, which usually undergo periodical population fluctuations.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat characteristic to the species are matted loess soils, sometimes found in loess-sandy semideserts in mountains. Diurnal, colonial. Makes complex burrows, on ground exits connected by pathways. Reproduces whole year round with 2-3 months break in summer.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Blanfordimys bucharensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T2824A9486391. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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