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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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. Johns Hopkins University Press. When a female meets cbionomys female they will often fight but when a male encounters another male, more investigative behaviour takes place. It does not hibernate in wintertime and may take shelter in mountain huts. Kachin red-backed vole E. Arvicola nivalis Martins European water vole A.
It is mainly a solitary animal and lives under boulders and in crevices and tunnels among rocks and scree. Lemmus True lemmings Amur lemming L. Japanese red-backed vole M. The European snow vole has soft, long, dense fur that is nivais grey tinged with brown. In the winter the territorial boundaries break down and individual males and females become nomadic and solitary. 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.
Balkan snow vole Chionomyss. Mammal Species of the World: White-tailed nivxlis vole A. Caucasian snow vole C. Canadian Journal of Zoology. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat The head and body length is 4. Long-clawed mole vole P. There are usually two litters in a year, with litters of about four range two to seven young being born after a gestation period of three weeks.
Some of these live choinomys lives during the summer and form communal groups in the winter.
European Snow Vole, Chionomys nivalis
Eolagurus Yellow steppe lemming Nivalid. Schelkovnikov’s pine vole M. This is because, despite its rather fragmented range, it is common in some suitable habitats, its population trend seems stable and it does not seem to be facing any particular threats. European snow vole Conservation status. The European snow vole is promiscuous in its mating habits with both males and females mating with multiple partners.
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A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Extant species of subfamily Arvicolinae. Its voice is a squeak and its teeth can sometimes be heard chattering. They do not generally breed until the following year and may live for two to four years.
Italian Journal of Zoology. They are aggressive towards other members of their species that they may encounter.
When suitable petricolic soils occur in forests it is less likely to be plentiful because it faces competition from such mammals as chionomts edible dormouse Glis glis and the garden dormouse Eliomys quercinus. Yellow steppe lemming E.
All three species are present in the Caucasus and the Pontic Mountains in northeastern Turkey. Retrieved from ” https: Arvicola Water voles European water vole A.
European snow vole
Dinaromys Balkan snow vole D. A study of the European snow vole concluded that it was a rock-dwelling specialist. This vole is active by night as well as by day and in the summer it is quite easy to spot lying on rocks, especially on sunny days.
The comparatively long tail is whitish and clad in short, sparse hairs. Lawrence Island Collared Lemming D.
Its habitat is rocky areas and screesmostly above the tree line.
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. Ellobius Mole voles Alai mole vole E.
Arborimus Tree voles White-footed vole A.