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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European Snow Vole (Chionomys nivalis) ยท

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.

When a female meets another female they will often fight but when a male encounters another male, more investigative behaviour takes place. Johns Hopkins University Press. Western heather vole P. Ellobius Mole voles Alai mole vole E.

Its habitat is rocky areas and screesmostly above the tree line.

Mammal Species of the World: Prometheomys Long-clawed mole vole P. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat European snow vole Conservation status. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.


European snow vole

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It does not hibernate in wintertime and may take shelter in mountain huts. Extant species of subfamily Arvicolinae.

The European snow vole has soft, long, dense fur that is pale grey tinged with brown. In the winter the territorial boundaries break down and individual males and females become nomadic and solitary. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Views Read Edit View history. It feeds on the green parts of plants, grasses, buds, shoots and roots, and may sometimes eat insects and their chioonomys. Some of these live solitary lives during the summer and form communal groups in the winter.

In the summer breeding season, female European snow voles have mutually exclusive territories and display considerable aggression towards other females of their own species when they meet near the territorial boundaries. Japanese red-backed vole M. Neofiber Round-tailed muskrat N. European water vole A. Duke of Bedford’s vole P.


Its voice is a squeak and its teeth can sometimes be heard chattering. Males have rather larger, overlapping ranges, and are more socially tolerant. White-tailed mountain vole A.

Alai mole vole E. 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 invalis. Lawrence Island Collared Lemming D.

Chionomys nivalis (European snow vole)

The European snow vole is native to mountainous parts of southern and eastern Europe and southwestern Asia. They are aggressive towards other members of their species that they may choinomys. Chionomys nivalis Martins, The head and body length is 4.

Males encountering females show intermediate behaviours. Cricetidae occurrence in Portugal”. Canadian Journal of Zoology. The comparatively long nivaliss is whitish and clad in short, sparse hairs.