genus Microtus

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Related to genus Microtus: Clethrionomys, Peromyscus, Microtus pennsylvanicus
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Noun1.genus Microtus - voles of the northern hemispheregenus Microtus - voles of the northern hemisphere  
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Cricetidae, family Cricetidae - mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
meadow mouse, meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvaticus - widely distributed in grasslands of northern United States and Canada
Microtus richardsoni, Richardson vole, water vole - of western North America
Microtus ochrogaster, prairie vole - typical vole of the extended prairie region of central United States and southern Canada
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Here we accept a traditional wide treatment of the genus Microtus including Alexandromys as a subgenus based on relatively young (Pleistocene) ages of splits among the major lineages of grey voles (Bannikova et al.
The genus Microtus comprises more than 60 species distributing throughout the Palearctic and Holarctic (Chaline et al., 1999).
Other studies have found discrepancies between results using genetic markers and existing taxonomic classifications based on morphology, including species within the genus Microtus (Jaarola and Searle, 2002; Haring et al., 2011).
Previous studies have shown that the diet of Long-eared Owls in the Midwest consists primarily of voles (genus Microtus) and also includes significant numbers of deer mice (Peromyscus) (Errington, 1932; Kirkpatrick and Conway, 1947).
These specimens were either too incomplete for specific identification or of uncertain specific status; however, they appear to represent the genus Microtus. Martin and Prince (1990) demonstrated in one locality that statistically significant intraspecific differences in M.
Of these, only four (all from the genus Microtus) are similar to Eimeria synaptomys new species.
Density values recorded for Savi's pine vole in our study areas (3-32 ind./ha) were much lower than those reported for other species of the genus Microtus in Europe, e.g Microtus arvalis (Briner et al.
The genus Microtus (Rodentia: Cricetidae) consists of 65 extant species, making it one of the Rodentia genera with the highest number of species (Lemskaya et al., 2010).
The GYE is home to a highly speciose mammalian fauna that includes five species in the genus Microtus: M.