Alticola tuvinicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Alticola tuvinicus
Species Authority: Ognev, 1950
Common Name(s):
English Tuva Silver Vole, Tuva Mountain Vole
Alticola khubsugulensis Litvinov, 1973
Alticola kosogol Litvinov, 1973

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., Avirmed, D. & Usukhjargal, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Tsytsulina, K. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species has a large population size and a wide distribution. No decline in population size has been detected, and there are no known widespread major threats.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The Altai Mtns and Tuva region, N Khubsugul Lake Valley, S Bailkal Lake Valley, and nearby regions in NW Mongolia.
In Mongolia north-western Mongol Altai Mountain Range, northern Great Lakes Depression, Hövsgöl Mountain Range, and northern Hangai Mountain Range (Litvinov and Bazardorj, 1992).
Countries occurrence:
Mongolia; Russian Federation
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Population [top]

Population:No data are available at present.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits rocky parts of mountain steppe habitats, associated with juniper and alpine meadows. This species feeds on green parts of plants, storing hay as a winter food source.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No available data.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In Russia and Mongolia (approximately 40% of the species’ range) occurs within protected areas. Conservation measures required. Further research is recommended.

Citation: Batsaikhan, N., Tinnin, D., Shar, S., Avirmed, D. & Usukhjargal, D. 2008. Alticola tuvinicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T959A13098960. . Downloaded on 25 August 2016.
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