Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Mus macedonicus occurs in the south Balkans, Asia Minor, the Caucasus (Transcaucasia), and the Middle East south to Israel and Jordan and east to Iran (Panteleyev 1998, Macholán 1999). In Europe, it is found from sea level to 500 m (Macholán 1999).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in a wide range of habitats including cultivated farmland, orchards, olive groves, road verges, sand dunes, arid Mediterranean shrubland, wadis, and densely-vegetated riverbanks. It is absent from dense forests, and avoids areas of human habitation (Macholán 1999). In Israel and Jordan it is reported from a few localities east and west of the Jordan River (Qumsiyeh 1996). It is restricted to the Mediterranean areas which receive more than 400 mm of rain per annum (Harrison and Bates 1991).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Mus macedonicus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Kryštufek, B. & Vohralík, V.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has a wide range. It is common with no major threats at present, and the population trend is believed to be stable. Consequently it is assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species can be very common.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
No major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in some protected areas within its range. No specific conservation measures are recommended.
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Wikipedia

Macedonian mouse

The Macedonian mouse (Mus macedonicus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Bulgaria, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Macedonia, Syria, and Turkey.

References[edit]

  • Baillie, J. 1996. Mus macedonicus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.


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