Günther's vole

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Günther's vole
Microtus guentheri.jpg
A Günther's Vole near Bismil, southeastern Turkey
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Microtus
Subgenus: Microtus
Species: M. guentheri
Binomial name
Microtus guentheri
(Danford & Alston, 1880)

mustersi Ranck, 1968

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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