genus Arvicola


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Noun1.genus Arvicola - in some classifications considered synonymous with Microtusgenus Arvicola - in some classifications considered synonymous with Microtus
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Cricetidae, family Cricetidae - mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
Arvicola amphibius, water vole, water rat - common large Eurasian vole
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Some (e.g., Ellerman, 1941) have placed it in Microtus, sub-genus Aulacomys, whereas others (e.g., Hooper and Hart, 1962) have considered it to be a North American member of the otherwise Palearctic water voles, genus Arvicola. As Musser and Carleton (1993) pointed out, the placement of the species bears critically on historical zoogeography.