Short review on ecology and distribution of Microtus tatricus (Kratochvíl, 1952) in Slovakia
Microtus tatricus (Tatra vole) is an endemic and pleistocene relict of the Western Carpathians. It was described in 1952 by Kratochvíl from Veľká Studená dolina Valley in the Vysoké Tatry Mountains (Kratochvíl 1952). At first it was classified as a species of genus Pitymys McMurtrie, 1831, but currently it is classified as a species of genus Microtus Schrank, 1798 and belongs to subgenus Terricola Fatio, 1867. Historically, the very first record is from the Early Holocene from the Veľká Fatra Mts. in Slovakia (Dudich et al. 1981).
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