Sci Total Environ. Mar 1;() Epub Nov The snow vole (Chionomys nivalis) as an appropriate environmental bioindicator in alpine. In this study we provide more detail insight into phylogenetic status of the Snow vole Chionomys nivalis occurring in the Western Carpathians. PDF | The Snow Vole Chionomys nivalis was recorded for the first time from the Central Elburz and Binaloud Mountains, Iran. The Binaloud.

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European Snow Vole, Chionomys nivalis

Bavarian pine vole M. Fitness consequences of natal dispersal in the snow vole Chionomys nivalis. The European snow vole is native to mountainous parts niavlis southern and eastern Europe and southwestern Asia. Cricetidae occurrence in Portugal”. Retrieved from ” https: Its habitat is rocky areas and screesniva,is above the tree line.

When a female meets another female they will often fight but when a male encounters another male, more investigative behaviour takes place. Canadian Journal of Zoology. Yellow steppe lemming E.

European snow vole – Wikipedia

White-tailed mountain vole A. It feeds on the dhionomys parts of plants, grasses, buds, shoots and roots, and may sometimes eat insects and their larvae.

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Northern bog lemming S. Johns Hopkins University Press. Its voice is a squeak and its teeth can sometimes be heard chattering. Eolagurus Yellow steppe lemming E.

In the summer it gathers bits of grass and leaves, leaving them to dry in the sun before storing them in underground chambers for winter use as food. Balkan invalis vole D.

European snow vole

There are usually two litters nivaois a year, with litters of about four range two to seven young being born after a gestation period of three weeks. The head and body length is 4. A study of the European snow vole concluded that it was a rock-dwelling specialist. Lawrence Island Collared Lemming D. These behaviours are probably related to the competition necessary to find enough food in the snow voles’ challenging environment, and is in contrast to some other vole species living in more temperate climates.

Neofiber Round-tailed muskrat N.

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. In the summer breeding season, female European snow voles have mutually exclusive territories and display considerable aggression towards other females of their own species when they meet near the territorial boundaries.

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All three species are present in the Caucasus and the Pontic Mountains in northeastern Turkey. Extant species of subfamily Arvicolinae. However it is more often found at medium to high altitudes because there is less competition from other animals such as grasshoppersthe alpine marmot Marmota marmotathe ibex Capru spp.


Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. In the winter the territorial boundaries break down and individual males and females become nomadic and solitary.

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Dinaromys Balkan snow vole D. Japanese red-backed vole M.

The European snow vole or snow vole Chionomys nivalispreviously Arvicola nivalis and Microtus nivalis is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.

The comparatively long tail is whitish and clad in short, sparse hairs. Arvicola Water voles European water vole A. It has a rounded nose, black beady eyes, long whitish whiskers and moderately large ears. However, if they do fight, it will be a more intense battle.

Arborimus Tree voles White-footed vole A. European snow vole Conservation status. Schelkovnikov’s pine vole M.