Rock vole

Rock vole

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


Keywords: yellow , tail , brown

The Rock 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

Canada and United States

Facts about the rock vole

Rock voles are assoicated with the Canadian and Hudsonian life zones *PA4963:172* but have been shown to occupy transition zone habitat *PA12071:49*,PA12074*.

Rock Voles are frequently associated with rocky areas near streams running through coniferous forest stands.

Rock voles are relatively stable and common, despite a "crash" in their numbers in 1997, only the second such event in 15 years.

The rock vole is also known as the yellow-nosed vole *PA12068*.

The Rock Vole is mainly active during the daytime and will spend its time foraging for plant material.

where rock voles are found is noteworthy.

The Rock Vole is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Rock voles are primarily diurnal and are most active in the morning and they spend a considerable amount of time in subterranean activities. (Full text)

Rock voles are also likely to occur in other locations in the Adirondack Park. (Full text)

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