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Microtus guentheri (Günther's vole)

Synonyms: Microtus guentheri shevketi; Microtus hartingi; Microtus lydius; Microtus mustersi; Microtus philistinus

Wikipedia Abstract

Günther's vole (Microtus guentheri) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, also known by the name Levant vole.It is found in Bulgaria, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Syria, Turkey, and Libya. In Libya, its natural habitats are temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and arable land. In Israel, it is common in lowland agricultural fields, in peak years becoming a major crop pest.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.38
EDGE Score: 1.48


Adult Weight [1]  52 grams
Birth Weight [1]  3 grams
Female Maturity [1]  60 days
Male Maturity [1]  3 months 5 days
Diet [2]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  80 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  21 days
Litter Size [1]  6
Litters / Year [1]  3
Maximum Longevity [1]  4 years
Weaning [1]  18 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests Greece, Turkey, Macedonia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Anatolian conifer and deciduous mixed forests Turkey Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Balkan mixed forests Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Anatolian deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Anatolian steppe Turkey Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Anatolian deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Syria Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Euxine-Colchic broadleaf forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Middle East steppe Syria, Iraq Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Northern Anatolian conifer and deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Irano-Anatolian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Turkmenistan No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No


Asio otus (Long-eared Owl)[3]
Vormela peregusna (Marbled Polecat)[4]


Parasitized by 
Amphipsylla rossica[5]
Andrya rauschi <Unverified Name>[6]
Anoplocephaloides dentata <Unverified Name>[6]
Ctenophthalmus agyrtes ropotamensis[5]
Ctenophthalmus bifidatus bifidatus[5]
Ctenophthalmus congener levadianus[5]
Ctenophthalmus congener tenuistigmatus[5]
Ctenophthalmus congener vicarius[5]
Ctenophthalmus secundus asiaticus[5]
Ctenophthalmus secundus cilicius[5]
Ctenophthalmus secundus iubatus[5]
Megabothris turbidus[5]
Nosopsyllus consimilis[5]
Nosopsyllus durii[5]
Nosopsyllus sarinus sarinus[5]
Nosopsyllus sincerus[5]
Paranoplocephala omphalodes <Unverified Name>[6]
Rhadinopsylla hoogstraali[5]
Rhadinopsylla syriaca[5]
Stenoponia tripectinata spinellosa[5]
Stenoponia tripectinata tripectinata[5]
Syphacia nigeriana <Unverified Name>[6]
Thominx gastrica <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Moulton College
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbH
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen

Range Map



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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Vormela peregusna, Wanda A. Gorsuch and Serge Larivière, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 779, pp. 1-5 (2005)
5International Flea Database
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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