Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Microtus > Species: Microtus rossiaemeridionalis

Sibling vole - Microtus rossiaemeridionalis Ognev, 1924

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • woodland and forest

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arvicola di Ognev Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Austrumeiropas strupaste Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Azijska voluharica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Campagnol d'Ondrias French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hraboš vychodoevropský Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Idänkenttämyyrä Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kuhja-uruhiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nornik Ogneva Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Oostelijke veldmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rysk fältsork Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sibling vole English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Südfeldmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topillo griego Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Østmarkmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Microtus subarvalis Meyer, Orlov & Skholl, 1972
Microtus arvalis caspicus Ognev, 1950
Microtus arvalis rhodopensis Heinrich, 1936
Microtus arvalis epiroticus Ondrias, 1966
Microtus arvalis muhlisi Neuhäuser, 1936
Microtus arvalis relictus Neuhäuser, 1936
Microtus epiroticus Ondrias, 1966

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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