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Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

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Maximum longevity: 3.9 years (captivity) Observations: Voles, in general, are short-lived and show seasonal population crashes, probably due to lack of food.
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Günther's vole

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Günther's vole (Microtus guentheri) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, also known by the name Levant vole. It is found in Bulgaria, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Syria, Turkey, and Libya. In Libya, its natural habitats are temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and arable land. In Israel, it is common in lowland agricultural fields, in peak years becoming a major crop pest.

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  1. ^ Amr, Z.; Shenbrot, G.; Hutterer, R.; Amori, G.; Kryštufek, B.; Yigit, N.; Mitsain, G. & Muñoz, L.J.P. (2008). "Microtus guentheri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2009.old-form url Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World: a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Schlitter, D. 2004. Microtus guentheri. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2014.
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Günther's vole: Brief Summary

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Günther's vole (Microtus guentheri) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, also known by the name Levant vole. It is found in Bulgaria, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Syria, Turkey, and Libya. In Libya, its natural habitats are temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and arable land. In Israel, it is common in lowland agricultural fields, in peak years becoming a major crop pest.

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