Microtus henseli (F. Major)

Tyrrhenian Vole (Microtus henseli)

The Tyrrhenian Vole was described in 1905 based on subfossil remains that had been recovered from cave deposits, the species is known from Corsica as well as from nearby Sardinia.

The species is thought to have survived until about 2000 BCE, and to have disappeared due to the predation by introduced dogs, foxes and weasels.  


edited: 04.05.2019