Middendorf's vole

Middendorf's vole

Middendorf's vole

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Microtus middendorffi

Middendorf's vole (Microtus middendorffi ) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Russia, most commonly north Siberia.

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The common name commemorates Alexander Theodor von Middendorff (1815–1894), a German–Russian naturalist who traveled extensively in Siberia. It is also known as the north Siberian vole or Altai vole.

This vole, along with Microtus gregalis, is one of the primary preys of the Arctic fox on the Yamal Peninsula.

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1. Middendorf's vole Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middendorf's_vole
2. Middendorf's vole on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13444/115113294

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