phenacomys

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Noun1.phenacomys - any of several vole-like terrestrial or arboreal rodents of cold forested regions of Canada and western United Statesphenacomys - any of several vole-like terrestrial or arboreal rodents of cold forested regions of Canada and western United States
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 Phenacomys - North American voles
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In Churchill, Manitoba, Lang and others (1991) reported that nestling Northern Hawk Owls were fed Red-backed Voles, a Heather Vole (Phenacomys intermedins), and a Northern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys borealis).
The following efforts were for 6 d unless abbreviated due to disturbance by carnivores: monitored (M) sites in VNP (Table 2), and sites inventoried for eastern heather vole (Phenacomys ungava) and northern bog lemming (Synaptomys borealis) (see below).
Because the first specimen of the eastern heather vole (Phenacomys ungava) in Minnesota was for long identified as a rock vole (Handley, 1954), we examined the diagnostic dental patterns of several hundred rock voles and the first 100 heather voles encountered.