Common vole

Common vole

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Species : Microtus arvalis


The Common 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

Some facts about the
Common vole

Adult weight : 0.028 kg (0.0616 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 5 years

Female maturity :38 days

Male maturity : 56 days

Gestation : 21 days

Weaning : 20 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 6

Interval between litters : 20 days

Weight at birth : 0.002 kg (0.0044 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.009 kg (0.0198 lbs)

Body mass : 0.022 kg (0.0484 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the common vole

"The scientific name of the common vole is "Microtus arvalis Pallas".

(The part of the Continent nearest to the Orkney Isles is really Norway, but the Common Vole is not found here.

Field vole (Microtus arvalis) is the most susceptible intermediate host for this tapeworm.

In addition, when other rodent species such as lemmings and common voles are screened for presence of hantaviruses, new hantaviruses are found.

Introduction Epitomised by "ratty" from 'The Wind in the Willows', this once common vole is now increasingly scarce.

Microtus larvalis (common vole) is one of the most common intermediate ho

The common vole is only found in Guernsey and Orkney and has the latinate tag microtus arvalis.

Besides the every-toped species, only European and Caucasian snow voles are common and common vole is numerous. (Full text)

--The Field Vole (Microtus arvalis) is one of the principle prey items of Strix aluco and Asio otus. (Full text)

Antiqua, and Microtus arvalis is its main reservoir (28). (Full text)

CGI It helps to know that Microtus arvalis is a small Rodent occurring in Europe and that the database contains information about its biology, ecology, behavior, genetics, etc. (Full text)

De veldmuis (Microtus arvalis) is in Nederland een vrij algemeen voorkomende soort. (Wiki)

Microtus larvalis (common vole) is one of the most common intermediate hosts of Echinococcus multilocularis in Europe. (Full text)

In this area, the two most common voles are the red-backed and the meadow vole. (Full text)

Meadow mouse (Microtus arvalis) is the common winter prey for those juveniles that were fed on suslic. (Full text)

In autumn, the common vole is dominant in this habitat (D = 75%) and reproduces in it (17% of population). (Full text)

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