|Scientific Name:||Microtus brachycercus Lehmann, 1961|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The validity of this species needs to be confirmed (Wilson and Reeder 2005, G. Amori pers. comm. 2006).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
The distribution of this species is not well known, and there is continued work on its taxonomic validity. It is probably common and not declining, so there is no reason to think that with further information this species would qualify as threatened. Therefore listed as Least Concern.
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|Range Description:||This species is known only from southern Italy, Calabrian Peninsula, Camigliatello Silano (Wilson and Reeder 2005). Genetic data also indicate that the species occurs in Abruzzo region of central Italy (G. Amori pers. comm. 2006).|
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|Population:||Like Microtus savii, to which it is closely related (indeed perhaps conspecific), it is likely to be widespread and abundant within its range, with a stable population trend (G. Amori in litt. 2006).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found in the majority of terrestrial habitat types, with the exception of high mountains, dense woodlands, and some very sandy, rocky or wet areas. It occurs in many anthropogenic habitats including pastures, arable land, gardens, and urban areas.|
|Generation Length (years):||1|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is found in protected areas. Research is required to clarify the taxonomy of this species.|
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 04 September 2016).
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. 2005. Mammal Species of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
|Citation:||Amori, G. 2016. Microtus brachycercus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136536A518646.Downloaded on 22 November 2017.|
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