Anatolian vole

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Anatolian vole
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Microtus
Subgenus: Microtus
Species: M. anatolicus
Binomial name
Microtus anatolicus
Kryštufek & Kefelioğlu, 2002

The Anatolian vole (Microtus anatolicus) is a species of vole found in Turkey, specifically Konya Province. The population is unknown but it lives in small colonies. The species exists in an area that is a remnant zone of Tethys Ocean, and this area is being increasily exploited for sugar beet cultivation. Other related threats include irrigation and rodenticides from the sugar beet cultivation. The eastern range may be protected by Lake Tuz Special Protected Area but this area is not well protected and has been deteriorated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yigit, N.; Kryštufek, B. & Kefelioglu, H. (2008). "Microtus anatolicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 June 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient.