pine vole


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pine vole

n.
A small vole (Microtus pinetorum) of forested regions of eastern North America. Also called pine mouse, woodland vole.
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Noun1.pine vole - short-tailed glossy-furred burrowing vole of the eastern 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 Pitymys, Pitymys - pine mice
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Influence of soil texture, moisture and temperature on nest-site selection and burrowing by the pine vole, Microtus pinetorum.
One of the least studied European species is the Savi's pine vole (Microtus savii), the most widespread vole species of Italy (Ranchelli et al.
Common species in North America are the meadow vole, pine vole, and mountain vole.
Behind them, they leave an extensive tunnel system that can be quickly inhabited by pine voles. The pine vole looks like a mouse, lives underground close to the surface where they feed on bulbs, tubers, seeds, vegetable garden plants and the bark (roots included) of all woody plants.
Water metabolism in the Pine Vole Pitymys pinetorum.
Social organization and population control in the pine vole, Microtus pinetorum.
Meadow vole is larger than the pine vole. The meadow vole's tail is longer than its hind foot; the pine vole's tail is shorter than its hind foot.
The Bavarian Pine Vole. Spotted on the German border in 2000after a 38-year gap.
There's also the New Zealand Storm Petrel and the Long-Legged Warbler (both found in 2003), the Fabulous Green Sphinx Moth from Hawaii (1997), the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (2001), and the Bavarian Pine Vole (2000).
Since that publication, Hilton-Taylor says, rediscoveries have justified reclassifying two of the extinct species: a plant that's a close relative of the national flower of Mauritius and the Bavarian pine vole.
Helping in pine voles Microtus pinetorum: growth and survival of younger siblings, and the evolution of pine vole sociality.