Lake Baikal mountain vole

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Lake Baikal mountain vole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Tribe: Myodini
Genus: Alticola
Species: A. olchonensis
Binomial name
Alticola olchonensis
(Litvinov, 1960)

Alticola baicalensis
Alticola tuvinicus olchonensis

The Lake Baikal or Olkhon mountain vole (Alticola olchonensis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found principally on the Olkhon and Ogoi islands on Lake Baikal. While it was originally described as a species, Pavlinov and Rossolimo reassigned it as a subspecies of A. tuvinicus in 1987 before reinstating it as a species in 1998.


Further reading[edit]

  • Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005), "Superfamily Muroidea", in Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 894–1531, ISBN 0-8018-8221-4