Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Micromys > Species: Micromys minutus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Micromys minutus minutus (Pallas, 1771) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Micromys minutus danubialis Simionescu, 1971 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Harvest mouse - Micromys minutus (Pallas, 1771)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 5718

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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.

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
Badylarka Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvärgmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvergmús Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvergmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dværgmus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dwergmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Harvest mouse English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hasat faresi Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kleng Feldmaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Myš drobná Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Myška drobná Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Patuljasti miš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pisihiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pritlikava miš Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pundurpele Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rat des moissons French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ratón espiguero Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Soarecele-pitic Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topolino delle risaie Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Törpeegér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vaivaishiiri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Zwergmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mus minutus Pallas, 1771
Mus triticeus Boddaert, 1785
Mus minimus White, 1789
Mus avenarius Wolf, 1794
Mus messorius Kerr, 1792
Mus pendulinus Hermann, 1804
Mus parvulus Hermann, 1804
Mus campestris Desmarest, 1822
Mus meridionalis Costa, 1832
Mus minatus Schinz, 1840
Micromys agilis Dehne, 1841
Mus orzyvorus de Selys-Longchamps, 1841
Mus pumilus Cuvier, 1842
Mus soricinus Hermann, 1780
Mus pratensis Ockskay, 1831
Mus arundinaceus Petenyi, 1882
Mus erythrotis Blyth, 1855

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Micromys minutus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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