Lake Baikal mountain vole

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

Alticola baicalensis
Alticola tuvinicus olchonensis

The Lake Baikal mountain vole 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, in southern Siberia. 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.


  1. ^ IUCN (2016). "Alticola olchonensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 December 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005), "Superfamily Muroidea", in Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.), 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
  • Bodrov, S.Y., Kostygov, A.Y., Rudneva, L.V. et al. Revision of the taxonomic position of the Olkhon mountain vole (Rodentia, Cricetidae) Biol Bull Russ Acad Sci (2016) 43: 136.