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


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]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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

Range Map


External References



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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License