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Microtus majori (Major's pine vole)

Synonyms: Arbusticola rubelianus ciscaucasicus; Microtus dinniki; Microtus rubelianus; Microtus rubelianus colchicus; Microtus vinogradovi

Wikipedia Abstract

Major's pine vole (Microtus majori) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae found in Caucasus region and its vicinities (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Iran).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.82
EDGE Score: 1.57


Diet [1]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [1]  80 %
Diet - Seeds [1]  20 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %


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
Azerbaijan shrub desert and steppe Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Caucasus mixed forests Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Crimean Submediterranean forest complex Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Anatolian montane steppe Iran, Turkey, Armenia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Euxine-Colchic broadleaf forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Northern Anatolian conifer and deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Teberdinskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 210198 Karachay-Cherkessia, Russia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No
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


Parasitized by 
Amphipsylla rossica[2]
Eucoleus bacillatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Gongylonema neoplasticum <Unverified Name>[3]
Heligmosomoides laevis <Unverified Name>[3]
Heligmosomoides polygyrus[3]
Heligmosomum costellatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Hepaticola hepatica <Unverified Name>[3]
Hymenolepis diminuta <Unverified Name>[3]
Hystrichopsylla talpae[2]
Leptopsylla segnis (European mouse flea)[2]
Mathevotaenia symmetrica <Unverified Name>[3]
Megabothris turbidus[2]
Paranoplocephala dentata <Unverified Name>[3]
Paranoplocephala omphalodes <Unverified Name>[3]
Rodentolepis asymmetrica <Unverified Name>[3]
Skrjabinotaenia lobata <Unverified Name>[3]
Taenia mustelae[3]
Tetratirotaenia polyacantha <Unverified Name>[3]

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish 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
2Jorrit 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.
3Gibson, 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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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access