Microtus majori


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Microtus majori
Species Authority: Thomas, 1906

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., Bukhnikashvili, A., Shenbrot, G. & Sozen, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Least Concern. Abundant in suitable habitat and tolerant of a wide range of habitats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: NE Turkey (humid forest along southern shore of Black Sea east of type locality), N Caucasus (Russia), S Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and W Azerbaijan), and NW Iran. The western range limit are undefined; there are records further west based on morphology that have not been karyotyped. The southern and western range limits are not well defined. Elevation: 500-1,400 m (B. Krystufek pers. comm. 2007).
Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Georgia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Russian Federation; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: The species is common over its wide distribution.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in mixed forests, shrubland and forest clearings as well as in alpine pastures. The species prefers forest clearings and does well in degraded habitats. Also occurs in bogs.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in protected areas. No specific conservation measures are in place or needed.

Bibliography [top]

Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D. E. Wilson and D. A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Citation: Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Bukhnikashvili, A., Shenbrot, G. & Sozen, M. 2008. Microtus majori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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