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Lagurus lagurus (steppe lemming)

Wikipedia Abstract

The steppe lemming or steppe vole (Lagurus lagurus) is a small, plump, light-grey rodent, similar in appearance to the Norway lemming, but not in the same genus. The steppe lemming eats shoots and leaves and is more active at night, though it is not strictly nocturnal. In the wild, it is found in Russia and Ukraine in steppes and semiarid environments. Fossil remains of this species have been found in areas as far west as Great Britain.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
24
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.08
EDGE Score: 2.31

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  20 grams
Birth Weight [1]  1 grams
Female Maturity [1]  38 days
Male Maturity [1]  44 days
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Gestation [1]  20 days
Litter Size [1]  5
Litters / Year [1]  5
Maximum Longevity [1]  4 years
Weaning [1]  21 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Alashan Plateau semi-desert China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Altai alpine meadow and tundra China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Altai montane forest and forest steppe China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Altai steppe and semi-desert Kazahkstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Caspian lowland desert Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Central Asian northern desert Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
East European forest steppe Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Emin Valley steppe China, Kazakstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Great Lakes Basin desert steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Junggar Basin semi-desert China, Kazakstan, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kazakh forest steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kazakh semi-desert Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kazakh steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kazakh upland Kazahkstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Sarmatic mixed forests Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Sayan Alpine meadows and tundra Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sayan Intermontane steppe Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Sayan montane conifer forests Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
South Siberian forest steppe Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tian Shan foothill arid steppe China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tian Shan montane conifer forests China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Tian Shan montane steppe and meadows China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Western Siberian hemiboreal forests Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Galichia Gora Zapovednik Ia 568 Lipetsk, Russia
Tsentral'no-Chernozemny Biosphere Reserve Ia 13064 Kursk, Russia
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik Ia 798640 Tuva, Russia
Voronezhskiy Biosphere Reserve 95835 Russia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Mountains of Central Asia Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan No

Predators

Vulpes corsac (Corsac Fox)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Alveococcus multilocularis <Unverified Name>[4]
Amphipsylla kuznetzovi kuznetzovi[5]
Amphipsylla prima[5]
Amphipsylla primaris beigiangensis[5]
Amphipsylla primaris primaris[5]
Amphipsylla rossica[5]
Amphipsylla schelkovnikovi[5]
Amphipsylla vinogradovi vinogradovi[5]
Ceratophyllus gallinae (European chicken flea)[5]
Citellophilus altaicus[5]
Citellophilus jenissejensis[5]
Citellophilus tesquorum tesquorum[5]
Ctenophthalmus arvalis[5]
Ctenophthalmus breviatus[5]
Ctenophthalmus orientalis[5]
Ctenophthalmus pollex[5]
Echinococcus multilocularis[4]
Frontopsylla elata pilosa[5]
Leptopsylla segnis (European mouse flea)[5]
Megabothris walkeri[5]
Mesopsylla hebes lenis <Unverified Name>[5]
Mesopsylla tuschkan tuschkan[5]
Neopsylla democratica[5]
Neopsylla setosa setosa[5]
Neopsylla teratura teratura[5]
Nosopsyllus consimilis[5]
Nosopsyllus fidus[5]
Nosopsyllus mokrzeckyi[5]
Ophthalmopsylla volgensis volgensis[5]
Paraneopsylla tiflovi[5]
Pectinoctenus lauta[5]
Pectinoctenus pavlovskii[5]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[5]
Stenoponia ivanovi[5]
Syphacia laguri <Unverified Name>[4]
Tetratirotaenia polyacantha <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Birmingham Nature Centre
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Rotterdam Zoo
Saitama Children's Zoo
Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven GmbH
Zoo Dresden GmbH
Zoo Osnabrück
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen

Range Map

Link to Map

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Musser G.G., 2004-06-09, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 35.5 Corsac, Vulpes corsac, A. Poyarkov and N. Ovsyanikov, Sillero-Zubiri, C., Hoffmann, M. and Macdonald, D.W. (eds). 2004. Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 430 pp. 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 5International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011