The first record of Microtus subterraneus (de Sélys-Longchamps, 1836) (Rodentia, Cricetidae) for Mordovia, Russia
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European pine vole
Microtus subterraneus
National Park «Smolny»
first presence
Republic of Mordovia

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Kirillova, N. Y., Kryštufek, B., Kirillov, A., Ruchin, A., & Grishutkin, G. F. (2019). The first record of Microtus subterraneus (de Sélys-Longchamps, 1836) (Rodentia, Cricetidae) for Mordovia, Russia. Acta Biologica Sibirica, 5(4), 145-149.


The species composition and abundance of small mammals in the National Park “Smolny” (Republic of Mordovia, Russia) were studied in 2018 and 2019. Eight species of rodents (Rodentia) and four species of insectivores (Eulipotyphla) were captured. One individual of European pine vole Microtus subterraneus was captured for the first time in the territory of Mordovia. This record testifies the easternmost occurrence of M. subterraneus.
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