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Alticola macrotis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Alticola macrotis
Species Authority: (Radde, 1862)
Common Name(s):
English Large-eared Vole
Synonym(s):
Alticola altaica Vinogradov, 1933
Alticola fetisovi Galkina & Epifantseva, 1986
Alticola macrotis Portenko, 1963 subspecies vicina
Alticola vinogradovi Rasorenova, 1933

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Batsaikhan, N., Tinnin, D., Shar, S. & Sukhchuluun, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Tsytsulina, K. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
A widespread species, with a presumably large population. No known major threats at present. Least Concern.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed in mountains from Altai (Southern Siberia) to Trans-Baikal region, Mongolia and China (N Xinjiang).

In Mongolia found in rocky fields of alpine and sub-alpine habitats around Munkhkhairkhan Mountain in Mongol Altai Mountain Range, Tarvagatai Mountain in Hangai Mountain Range (Sokolov and Orlov, 1980), and Munkh Saridag Mountain in Hövsgöl Mountain Range (Litvinov, 1982; Litvinov and Bazardorj, 1992).
Countries:
Native:
China; Kazakhstan; Mongolia; Russian Federation
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Population [top]

Population: No data are available at present.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lives in conifer forest and mixed deciduous/conifer forest on rocky mountain slopes. Inhabits rocky alpine habitats at elevations of around 2,450 m, often found around cereal vegetation in the mountainous regions.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Natural wildfires are believed to be a potential threat to local populations, although little is known about this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Approximately 15% of the species’ range in Mongolia occurs within protected areas. In the Red Lists of China and Russia is listed as Least Concern. Conservation measures required. Further research is recommended.

Citation: Batsaikhan, N., Tinnin, D., Shar, S. & Sukhchuluun, G. 2008. Alticola macrotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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