Microtus henseli

Microtus henseli, the Tyrrhenian vole or Hensel's vole, was a rodent found in Sardinia and Corsica. It is believed to have become extinct around 2000–3000 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.[1]

Microtus henseli
Temporal range: Late Holocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Microtus
M. henseli
Binomial name
Microtus henseli
( F. Major, 1905)

Tyrrhenicola henseli F. Major, 1905


  1. ^ "Bestiary: Tyrrhenian vole". Retrieved 19 February 2017.