Montane vole

Montane vole

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

 

The Montane 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

Facts about the montane vole

1995: Because Microtus montanus is dependent on well-developed mesic meadows, grazing will negatively impact the species (Frey, 1995) *36*.

Comments on Limiting Environmental Associations Because Microtus montanus is dependent on well-developed mesic meadows, grazing will negatively impact the species (Frey, 1995) *31*.

Comments on Wildlife Diseases 2000: The full species Microtus montanus is known to transmit the plague (Brown and Reynolds 2000) *48*.

Description: The montane vole is a medium-sized vole with a tail less than 40 percent of the length of the head and body.

Montane Vole or Microtus montanus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

Montane voles are present in Arizona only in the higher parts of the White Mountains.

The black mouse or Carson field mouse (Microtus montanus) is found throughout Nevada, as well as in Utah, north-eastern California, and eastern Oregon; it multiplies rapidly under favorable conditions, and at times causes serious injury to crops.

The montane voles are primarily found in the western half of Colorado in moist meadows and valleys and in grassy areas from 6,000 feet to above timberline.

nauseosus) were killed or severely weakened by a guild of small native herbivores, of which the montane vole (Microtus montanus) is the dominant member. (Full text)

Montane voles are herbivores, eating grasses, roots, and other plant material. (Full text)

The montane vole, Microtus montanus, is a rodent commonly found throughout much of Utah. (Full text)

Endocrinology 125:384–391[Abstract] Horton TH 1984 Growth and reproductive development of male Microtus montanus is affected by the prenatal photoperiod. (Full text)

Montane Voles are moderately long with a bicolored tail. (Full text)

By contrast, the montane vole is a loner, nesting in isolation. (Full text)

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

Top of page Montane Vole: The Montane vole is 5 1/2 to 8 1/2 inches in total length. (Full text)

Montane voles are found in alpine meadows, dry grasslands and sagebrush grasslands. (Full text)

He says one vole species, called the Montane vole, is promiscuous -- the male skips out on his mate as soon as she's pregnant. (Full text)

A Montane vole is responsible for this damage. (Full text)

Area of Distribution The montane vole is found primarily in mountainous regions of the western US. (Full text)

Guddat from Nevada A cluster of many burrow entrance holes is a common sight in lawn and pasture areas where montane voles are present. (Full text)

A cluster of many burrow entrance holes is a common sight in lawn and pasture areas where Montane voles are present. (Full text)

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