Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Microtus > Species: Microtus tatricus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Microtus tatricus tatricus (Kratochvil, 1952) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Microtus tatricus zykovi (Zagorodnyuk, 1989) Fauna Europaea (2005)

Tatra vole - Microtus tatricus (Kratochvil, 1952)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 16 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 2612


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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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
PLC120001 Poland Tatry Map
SKCHVU017 Slovakia Muranska planina - Stolica Map
SKCHVU018 Slovakia Nizke Tatry Map
SKCHVU030 Slovakia Tatry Map
SKCHVU033 Slovakia Velka Fatra Map
ROSCI0125 Romania Munții Rodnei Map
SKUEV0238 Slovakia Velka Fatra Map
SKUEV0189 Slovakia Babia hora Map
PLH120001 Poland Ostoja Babiogórska Map
SKUEV0225 Slovakia Muranska planina Map
SKUEV0310 Slovakia Kralovoholske Tatry Map
SKUEV0302 Slovakia Dumbierske Tatry Map
SKUEV0307 Slovakia Tatry Map
PLH240006 Poland Beskid Żywiecki Map
SKUEV0058 Slovakia Tlsta Map
ROSCI0092 Romania Igniș Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arvicola dei Tatra Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Campagnol des Tatras French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
darniówka tatrzanska Polish Polish NRC
Hraboš tatranský Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hrabošík tatranský Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Karpatska kratkouha voluharica Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tatra vole English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tatra-Wühlmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tatragransork Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tátrai földipocok Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tatramarkmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tatrantunnelimyyrä Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tatrawoelmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topillo de Tatra Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Pitymys tatricus Kratochvil, 1952

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