Sibling vole

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Sibling Vole
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Microtus
Species: M. epiroticus
Binomial name
Microtus epiroticus

The Sibling Vole (Microtus epiroticus[1]) is a species of vole found through much of northern Europe. First discovered in 1960 in the Grumantbyen area, they were thought to be the Common Vole until a genetic analysis correctly identified them in 1990.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The sibling vole mainly lives in meadows and agricultural environments, in an area delimited by central Finland to the North and the Balkan Peninsula to the South.[2]