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Field vole

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Field vole
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Microtus
Subgenus: Microtus
M. agrestis
Binomial name
Microtus agrestis
(Linnaeus, 1761)
Field vole distribution
  • Arvicola bailloni Selys‑Longshamps, 1841
  • Arvicola brittanicus Selys‑Longshamps, 1847
  • Arvicola hirta Bellamy, 1839
  • Arvicola intermedia Bonaparte, 1845
  • Arvicola levernedii Crespon, 1844
  • Arvicola neglectus Jenyns, 1841
  • Arvicola rozianus Bocage, 1865
  • Lemmus insularis Nilsson, 1844
  • Microtus arcturus Thomas, 1912
  • Microtus macgillivrayi Barrett‑Hamilton and Hinton,1913
  • Mus agrestis Linnaeus, 1761
  • Mus gregarius Linnaeus, 1766

The field vole or short-tailed vole (Microtus agrestis) is a type of vole. It is about 10 cm long. It has a short tail. It can be found from any coast facing the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Baikal. It lives in moist grassy habitats, such as woodland, marsh or on river banks. It is a least concern species.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kryštufek, B.; Vohralík, V.; Zima, J.; Zagorodnyuk, I. (2008). "Microtus agrestis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
  2. Kryštufek, B. (2016-08-10). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Microtus agrestis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-10-06.