Günther’s Vole, Microtus guentheri

Günther’s vole (Microtus guentheri) can be found in many areas including Iran, Bulgaria, Greece, Lebanon, and Turkey, among other areas. It is able to thrive in many habitats, including agriculatal lands and artificial habitats, and at many elevations, depending on the area it inhabits. However, it is fragmented across its range, and populations do fluctuate in some areas.

Günther’s vole does not have any major threats, but in Libya, the population there is nearing extinction. Because of its large numbers and lack of threats, it is listed on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern”.

Image Caption: Günther’s Vole, Microtus guentheri. Dûrzan cîrano/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0)