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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Northern bog lemming S. Nivlis voice is a squeak and its teeth can sometimes be heard chattering. Its presence in any location is due to the suitability of the microhabitat rather than the suitability of the temperature.

The European snow vole was first described by Martins in as Arvicola nivalis. Caucasian snow vole C. Balkan snow vole D.

It holds its tail in an upright position when running. Dinaromys Balkan snow vole D.

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Yellow steppe lemming E. Duke of Bedford’s vole P.

The comparatively long tail is whitish and clad in short, sparse hairs. It feeds on the green parts of plants, grasses, buds, shoots and roots, and may sometimes eat insects and their larvae. The European snow vole is promiscuous in its mating habits with both males and females mating with multiple partners. Males encountering females show intermediate behaviours.

Nivaalis digs tunnels with numerous exit holes among rocks and between tree roots. 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. 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.


Johns Hopkins University Press. Japanese red-backed vole M. Arvicola nivalis Martins 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. Ellobius Mole voles Chiinomys mole vole E. In the winter the territorial boundaries break down and individual males and females become nomadic and solitary.

European snow vole Conservation status. It is mainly a solitary animal and lives under boulders and in crevices and tunnels among rocks and scree. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use chionomyx Privacy Policy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Arvicola Water voles European water vole A. Neofiber Round-tailed muskrat N.

European snow vole – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Arborimus Tree voles White-footed vole A. Italian Journal of Zoology. The researchers showed that reproductive females and juveniles preferentially used the central parts of scree areas, especially in the vicinity of scree junipers Juniperus communiswhereas males and non-reproductive females were less discriminating and occupied rocky habitat in proportion to its availability.

White-tailed mountain vole A. Alai mole vole E.

It does not hibernate in wintertime and may take shelter in mountain huts. All three species are present in the Caucasus and the Pontic Mountains in northeastern Turkey.


European snow vole

Eolagurus Yellow steppe lemming E. Schelkovnikov’s pine vole M. The head and body length is 4. When a female meets another female they will often fight but when a male encounters another male, more investigative behaviour takes place.

International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved nivalie ” https: Lawrence Island Collared Lemming D. Views Read Edit View history. They do not generally breed until the following year and may live for two to four years.

Lemmus True lemmings Amur lemming L. The young are altricialtheir eyes open after about thirteen days, they are weaned at eighteen days and nivlis independent after four weeks. 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. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. The European snow vole is native to mountainous parts of southern and eastern Europe and southwestern Asia.

Chionomys nivalis (European snow vole)

Bavarian pine vole M. When suitable petricolic soils occur in forests it is less likely to be plentiful because it faces competition from such mammals as the edible dormouse Glis glis and the garden dormouse Eliomys quercinus.

Males have rather larger, overlapping ranges, and are more socially tolerant.

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