Tree voles

Tree voles

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Genus : Arborimus

 

Facts about the genus Arborimus, the tree voles

Completion of the random grid surveys for fungi, mollusks, and red tree voles is the highest priority.

Distribution: Red Tree Voles are found along the Pacific coastal lowlands in Oregon and Northern California (Howell, 1926; Hall, 1981; but see Remarks).

First, "[i]n those watersheds where less than 10 percent of the land is under management and there is no direct dispersal connection to BLM or Forest Service lands in other watersheds, neither site-specific surveys nor management of red tree voles is required.

If protection for red tree voles is eliminated, it will be a huge loss for old growth, owls, and the red tree vole.

Input requirements (food supply): Oregon tree voles are one of the most specialized tree-dwelling organisms in the world.

Oregon tree voles are one of the most specialized tree-dwelling organisms in the world.

The generic name Arborimus is derived from the Latin words arboris (tree) and mus (mouse); the specific name longicaudus is derived from the Latin words longus (long) and cauda (tail).

The generic rank of Arborimus is subject to interpretation of data.

Tree voles are unique because they live in the forest canopy where they feed primarily on conifer needles.

Tree voles are unique in that they live in the forest canopy where they feed primarily on conifer needles (Maser et al. (Full text)

Red tree voles are small, usually 6-8 inches including their long tail. (Full text)

Red tree voles are rare in sapling, pole and managed sawtimber stands, and young stands may serve as barriers to their dispersal. (Full text)

Red Tree Voles are found along the Pacific coastal lowlands in Oregon and Northern California. (Full text)

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