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SPECIES Microtus (Microtus) cabrerae

Author:Thomas, 1906.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 17: 576.
Common Name:Cabrera’s Vole
Type Locality:Spain, Madrid Prov., Sierra de Guadarrama, near Rascafria.
Distribution:Fragmented range in Spain and Portugal; and; subfossils document past occurrence of M. cabrerae in French side of the Pyrenees, which is outside its modern range (Corbet, 1984; Fernández-Salvador, 1998, 2000; Mitchell-Jones et al., 1999; Niethammer, 1982f).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Microtus, agrestis species group (Pavlinov and Rossolimo, 1987, 1998; Pavlinov et al., 1995a). Placed in subgenus Agricola by Zagorodnyuk (1990); Chaline (1974) used the subgenus Iberomys, a name superceded by Agricola, for dentatus and brecciensis. Biochemical and chromosomal data reported by Millet et al. (1982), Burgos et al. (1989), and Jimenez et al. (1991); other chromosomal data contributed by Zima and Kral (1984a); molecular and cytogenetic characteristics of satellite DNA and heterochromatin reported by Modi (1993). Biological and morphometric traits of Spanish samples and their significance evaluated by Ventura et al. (1998); occurrence in Spain, Portugal and France (subfossils) and morphometric discrimination from other Microtus and Chionomys in the same region documented by Madureira (1983). Closely related to the Pleistocene M. brecciensis, recorded from Spain, SE France, and NW Italy (Niethammer, 1982f).



    dentatus Miller, 1910

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