Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Microtus subterraneus occurs primarily in Europe, where it occupies central regions from the Atlantic coast of France to European Russia, and the Balkan peninsula. Isolated populations are found in Estonia and near St Petersburg, Russia. Outside Europe, its range extends into western Asia Minor (Turkey) (Shenbrot and Krasnov 2005). There are records of this species from sea level to 2,300 m (Kryštufek 1999).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is found in a broad range of habitats including broadleaf and coniferous woodlands, meadows and pastures, and rocky areas in the high mountains. It tolerates both dry and damp conditions (Kryštufek 1999).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Observations: Little is known about the longevity of these animals. Anecdotal reports suggest they live up to 4 years.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Microtus subterraneus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
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
Amori, G., Hutterer, R., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G., Kryštufek, B., Vohralík, V., Zima, J. & Zagorodnyuk, I.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
A widespread and abundant species. It occupies a wide range of habitats, and faces no known major threats. The long-term population trend is thought to be stable. For these reasons it is assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
It is widespread and common throughout most of its range. Despite fluctuations, the long-term population trend appears to be stable (Kryštufek 1999).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
No major threats.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in protected areas throughout its range. No specific conservation measures are needed.
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Wikipedia

European pine vole

The European pine vole (Microtus subterraneus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.

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