Northern red-backed vole

Northern red-backed vole

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Species : Clethrionomys rutilus

 

Keywords: red

The Northern red-backed vole is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Northern red-backed vole habitats
Subarctic forest

Facts about the northern red-backed vole

Clethrionomys rutilus Found mainly in the Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia, the northern red-backed vole is characteristic of northern shrub vegetation or mixed forest.

Northern Red-Backed Vole Clethrionomys rutilus Found mainly in the Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia, the northern red-backed vole is characteristic of northern shrub vegetation or mixed forest.

Northern red-backed voles are one of the most abundant and wide spread small mammals in Denali and they are found in many different habitats.

Similar Species Northern Red-backed Vole is brighter, with buffy or yellowish sides; tail is thicker, with thicker, more bristly fur.

Growth of young and sexual maturity - Young northern red-backed voles are unable to regulate their temperature successfully until about 18 days. (Full text)

TAXONOMY : The currently accepted scientific name for the northern red-backed vole is Clethrionomys rutilus Pallas. (Full text)

Northern red-backed voles are active year-round and do not hibernate. (Full text)

The Northern Red-backed Vole is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Similar Species Northern Red-backed Vole is brighter, with buffy or yellowish sides; tail is thicker, with thicker, more bristly fur. (Full text)

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