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Tyrrhenian vole
TyrrhenianVole
A restored sketch sheet of Microtus henseli about to be prey upon a by a fox
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Microtus
Species: M. henseli
Binomial name
Microtus henseli
Major, 1905
Synonyms
  • Tyrrhenicola henseli

The Tyrrhenian vole (Microtus henseli), also known as the Hensel's vole, is an extinct species of vole found in Sardinia and Corsica. It is believed to have become extinct around 2000 years ago, as a result of pressure and competition with dogs, foxes and weasels which were brought to the islands by humans. The humans themselves may have also played a role in the Tyrrhenian vole's extinction.

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