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Microtus
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Microtus is a genus of voles found in North America, Europe, and northern Asia. The genus name refers to the small ears of these animals. About 62 species are placed in the genus. They are stout rodents with short ears, legs, and tails. They eat green vegetation such as grasses and sedges in summer, and grains, seeds, roots, and bark at other times. The genus is also called "meadow voles". (ITIS database)

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Microtus skulls (Bailey, 1900)
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Microtus skull bases (Bailey, 1900)

The species are:

Subgenus Microtus

Subgenus Terricola

Subgenus Mynomes

Subgenus Alexandromys

Subgenus Stenocranius

Subgenus Pitymys

Subgenus Pedomys

Subgenus Hyrcanicola

References

  • Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em} (online database version entry for Muroidea).

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Microtus: Brief Summary
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Microtus is a genus of voles found in North America, Europe, and northern Asia. The genus name refers to the small ears of these animals. About 62 species are placed in the genus. They are stout rodents with short ears, legs, and tails. They eat green vegetation such as grasses and sedges in summer, and grains, seeds, roots, and bark at other times. The genus is also called "meadow voles". (ITIS database)

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The species are:

Insular vole (M. abbreviatus) California vole (M. californicus) Rock vole (M. chrotorrhinus) Long-tailed vole (M. longicaudus) Mexican vole (M. mexicanus) Singing vole (M. miurus) Water vole (M. richardsoni) Zempoaltépec vole (M. umbrosus) Taiga vole (M. xanthognathus)

Subgenus Microtus

Field vole (M. agrestis) Anatolian vole (M. anatolicus) Common vole (M. arvalis) Cabrera's vole (M. cabrerae) Doğramaci's vole (M. dogramacii) Günther's vole (M. guentheri) Tien Shan vole (M. ilaeus) Persian vole (M. irani) Southern vole (M. levis) Paradox vole (M. paradoxus) Qazvin vole (M. qazvinensis) Schidlovsky's vole (M. schidlovskii) Social vole (M. socialis) Transcaspian vole (M. transcaspicus)

Subgenus Terricola

Bavarian pine vole (M. bavaricus) Calabria pine vole (M. brachycercus) Daghestan pine vole (M. daghestanicus) Mediterranean pine vole (M. duodecimcostatus) Felten's vole (M. felteni) Gerbe's vole (M. gerbei) Liechtenstein's pine vole (M. liechtensteini) Lusitanian pine vole (M. lusitanicus) Major's pine vole (M. majori) Alpine pine vole (M. multiplex) Savi's pine vole (M. savii) European pine vole (M. subterraneus) Tatra pine vole (M. tatricus) Thomas's pine vole (M. thomasi)

Subgenus Mynomes

Beach vole (M. breweri) Gray-tailed vole (M. canicaudus) Montane vole (M. montanus) Creeping vole (M. oregoni) Meadow vole (M. pennsylvanicus) Townsend's vole (M. townsendii)

Subgenus Alexandromys

Clarke's vole (M. clarkei) Evorsk vole (M. evoronensis) Reed vole (M. fortis) Taiwan vole (M. kikuchii) Lacustrine vole (M. limnophilus) Maximowicz's vole (M. maximowiczii) Middendorf's vole (M. middendorffi) Mongolian vole (M. mongolicus) Japanese grass vole (M. montebelli) Muisk vole (M. mujanensis) Tundra vole or root vole (M. oeconomus) - several subspecies Sakhalin vole (M. sachalinensis)

Subgenus Stenocranius

Narrow-headed vole (M. gregalis)

Subgenus Pitymys

Guatemalan vole (M. guatemalensis) Tarabundí vole (M. oaxacensis) Woodland vole (M. pinetorum) Jalapan pine vole (M. quasiater)

Subgenus Pedomys

Prairie vole (M. ochrogaster)

Subgenus Hyrcanicola

Schelkovnikov's pine vole (M. schelkovnikovi)
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