prairie vole

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Noun1.prairie vole - typical vole of the extended prairie region of central United States and southern Canadaprairie vole - typical vole of the extended prairie region of central United States and southern Canada
field mouse, vole - any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
genus Microtus, Microtus - voles of the northern hemisphere
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In descending order of abundance, the North American deermouse was the most common species with 211 individuals and 480 captures, followed by the white-footed deermouse (62 individuals and 122 captures), prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster; 19 and 28), western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis; 15 and 23), hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus; 6 and 8), thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tri decemlineatus; 3 and 5), eastern woodrat (Neotoma floridana; 2 and 4), and hispid pocket mouse (Chaetodipus hispidus, 1 and 2).
Over years of study, scientists have concluded that prairie vole bonding has much to do with vasopressin activity in the brains of males.
longirostris), short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda), least shrew (Cryptotis parva), eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus), white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), prairie deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii), meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus), prairie vole (M.
Tissue samples of the opossum (Dideiphis virginiana), raccoon (Procyon lotor), hispid cot ton rat (Sigmodon hispidus), deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), and the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogastor) were examined microscopically for merozoites and/or sarcocysts.
The prairie vole is among the most ecologically and economically influential vertebrates in grassy habitats within its broad geographic range.
Natural history of a relictual population of the prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster, in southwestern Oklahoma.
Noteworthy distributional records of the prairie vole in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.
The prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) was taken at a similar rate in the bottoms and in the uplands.
Prairie vole moms and dads share home ranges and pup care, and earlier studies provided evidence of only low rates of extra-pair encounters.
1995), and Bloodland Lake virus, associated with the prairie vole, M.
One establishes the second locality of occurrence for the prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster, from western Texas, and the other constitutes the first Texas record of Myotis californicus from the Llano Estacado.
Zoe Donaldson and her colleagues adapted transgenic technology to the prairie vole, a naturally occurring monogamous rodent that is being used to discover the brain mechanisms underlying monogamous pair bonds.