Long-tailed vole

Long-tailed vole

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

 

Keywords: tail , brown , green

The Long-tailed 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

Countries
Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Long-tailed vole

Adult weight : 0.037 kg (0.0814 lbs)

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 2

Body mass : 0.033 kg (0.0726 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

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Facts about the long-tailed vole

In the second plot, long-tailed voles are seen to dominate over brown lemmings during most of the sequence, but lemmings become dominant at the final approach of the Last Glacial Maximum.

leucophaeus (White-bellied, long-tailed vole) is a USFS Sensitive species, therefore has its own account 050826.

Long-tailed Vole is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.

Long-tailed voles are found in the driest parts of the meadows, montane voles in the more mesic areas where grasses, sedges, and forbs comprise a diverse community, and water voles in the immediate streamside area , their burrows often entering the bank at the water's edge.

Long-tailed voles are most commonly found in rocky situations on mountainsides but are also found in a wide range of habitats from low, wet, spruce woodland to high mountains (Youngman 1975).

The long-tailed vole (Microtus longicaudus) is a common resident of the herbaceous understory of many forests.

The long-tailed vole is an ideal model organism to examine the possible relationship between climate change and mammalian ecology because of its widespread geographic distribution (Fig.

Long-tailed voles are herbivores, eating plants, seeds, fruits, and the bark of trees and shrubs. (Full text)

The long-tailed vole is a large (six to eight inches in length, including the tail) mouse-like rodent with a long tail and dark gray fur. (Full text)

Microtus longicaudus is a montane forest species, usually associated with meadows and forest edge, and sometimes living in forest itself. (Full text)

Long-tailed Vole Microtus longicaudusHabitat: Long-tailed voles are most often associated with marshy to dry grassy areas adjacent to water in mountainous areas. (Full text)

Range in Colorado: The long-tailed vole is a common mammal over the mountain and plateau country of the western two-thirds of Colorado. (Full text)

The Long-tailed Vole is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

They are pudgy, with blunt faces and small eyes, small and sometimes inconspicuous ears, short legs, and a short and scantily haired tail (the long-tailed vole is an exception). (Full text)

Northern water shrews, deer mice, and long-tailed voles are commonly present. (Full text)

Long-tailed voles are found in a wide variety of habitats such as sagebrush grasslands, forests, mountain meadows and banks of streams. (Full text)

Area of Distribution Long-tailed voles are found throughout the western United States and Canada up through southeastern Alaska. (Full text)

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