Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Spalax > Species: Spalax graecus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Spalax graecus graecus Nehring, 1898 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Balkan mole rat - Spalax graecus Nehring, 1898

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 2613


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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

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Balkan mole rat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bukovinai földikutya Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bukowinische Blindmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cartofarul-mare Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Oostelijke blindmol Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Östlig blindmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rata-topo de Bukovina Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Romaniansokkohiiri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Slepec polní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spalace ungherese Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spalax de Bukovine French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Østlig blindmus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Østlig blindmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Spalax micropthalmus graecus Nehring, 1898
Spalax graecus istricus Mehely, 1904
Spalax istricus Méhely, 1909
Spalax graecus mezoseginensis Szunyoghy, 1937
Spalax mezoseginensis Szunyoghy, 1937
Spalax graecus antiquus Mehely, 1909
Spalax microphtahalmus antiquus Mehely, 1909

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External data

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