EDP Foz-Tua: Cabrera vole (Microtus cabrerae) - Ecological Monitoring Program Baseline Studies [2011-2017]
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The dataset contains records of Cabrera vole (Microtus cabrerae, Cricetidae) and other Microtus spp. collected in a buffer of 2 km around the lower valley of the River Tua, included in the Ecological Monitoring Program (2011-2017) of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between April 2012 and May 2017 during field visits to 55 known or presumed colonies of this species in the area of the lower Tua valley directly or indirectly affected by the Foz Tua dam. The occurrence of the species was assessed through the observation of characteristic evidences of presence (scats, trails, latrines, heaps of grass clippings) in plots with favorable habitat. The identification of the scats attributed to the genus Microtus was assessed with molecular analysis.