natural history and taxonomy of the rock vole, Microtus chrotorrhinus by Robert Lawrence Martin

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A population of rock Microtus chrotorrhinus book, Microtus chrotorrhinus, which inhabited a large bed of boulders in northeastern Minnesota, was studied in August The voles did not occupy the entire boulder field, but rather appeared to be restricted to a Microtus chrotorrhinus book transition zone.

Microtus chrotorrhinusis one of the rarer North American small mammals. It is a medium sized vole, to mm long, weighing 30 to 48 grams (Kirkland et al).

Rock voles are ventrally grayish brown back and dull to silvery gray with an orange face and rich yellow around the nose spreading backwards to include the ears. A population of rock voles, Microtus chrotorrhinus, which inhabited a large bed of boulders in northeastern Minnesota, was studied in August The rock vole, Microtus chrotorrhinus (Miller) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in West Virginia by Gordon L.

Kirkland,Carnegie Museum of Natural History edition, in EnglishPages: The rock vole, Microtus chrotorrhinus, is a boreal rodent whose geographic distribution extends from eastern Canada south along the Appalachians to North Carolina and Tennessee (Kirkland & Jannett.

The molt patterns and sequence for the rock vole, Microtus chrotorrhinus, have not previously been described. MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES Examination of skins during a study of the taxonomy and natural history of M.

chrotorrhinus provided the opportunity to determine the molt patterns and sequence in this rare species. Summary. Each of nineteen populations of rock voles, Microtus chrotorrhinus, was monitored for 6 or 7 years by annual were relatively uncommon the first year (8 sites), a result I attribute to artifacts of sampling.

Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA: Reference for: Microtus chrotorrhinus: Expert: Guy G. Musser: Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY Reference for.

The rock vole, Microtus chrotorrhinus, has been reported in Minnesota from a single specimen taken The natural history and taxonomy of the rock vole, Microtus chrotorrhinus. Ph.D. thesis, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut. Swanson, G. Abstract. The distinct ecological requirements of Microtus xanthognathus (yellow-cheeked vole or taiga vole) and M.

pennsylvanicus (meadow vole) warrant accurate discrimination of their remains in studies of paleoecology and past biogeographical shifts. An occlusal length of the lower 1st molars (ml) that is > mm for M. xanthognathus is the method most frequently used to separate. Links to photo and species information for the Rock Vole: Rock Vole (Microtus chrotorrhinus) Animal Diversity Web: Geographic range, physical characteristics, food habits, reproduction, behavior, habitat, and conservation information: Smithsonian: Illustration, photo, and range map plus brief facts about habitat and reproduction.

Microtus chrotorrhinus mROVO ITIS Species Code: NatureServe Element Code: AMAFF An area having permanent protection from conversion of natural land cover and a mandated management plan in operation to maintain a R.L.

THE NATURAL HISTORY AND TAXONOMY OF THE ROCK VOLE, MICROTUS CHROTORRHINUS. PH.D. THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF. Rock Vole photos and facts including description, habitat, food, breeding, conservation status Wildlife North America.

com North American Animals - mamals, birds, reptiles, insects. Natural history of rock voles (Microtus chrotorrhinus) in Minnesota. Canadian Field Naturalist, Whitaker, J.O., Jr. and R.L. Martin. Food habits of Microtus chrotorrhinus from New Hampshire, New York, Labrador, and Quebec.

Yellow-nosed vole (Microtus chrotorrhinus) Meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) Pine or woodland vole Section of Mammals, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania. updated to reflect the latest taxonomy as reflected by the American Society of Mammalogists.

Updated Janu Title: Current List. The prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) is a small vole found in central North America. The vole has long, coarse grayish-brown fur on the upper portion of the body and yellowish fur on the lower portion of the body.

It has short ears and a short tail, which is somewhat darker on top. Microtus Schrank, – Meadow Mice, Meadow Voles: Direct Children: Species: Microtus abbreviatus Miller, – St.

Matthews Island vole, Insular Vole: Species: Microtus californicus (Peale, ) – Amargosa Vole, Meteoro de California, California Vole: Species: Microtus chrotorrhinus (Miller, ) – campagnol des rochers, Rock Vole.

Usually uncommon in abundance, the rock vole inhabits mountain forests of the Appalachians south to Tennessee and North Carolina (Lee et al.Whitaker and Hamilton ). In North Carolina, the species is rare at most localities where it has been found, but locally common in the Great Smoky Mountains (Lee et al.Clark ).

Microtus chrotorrhinus carolinensis is a subspecies of mammals with 0 observations. between this list and the field guide (Burt and Grossenheider ).

Taxonomy here follows Wilson and Cole (). Rock vole (Microtus chrotorrhinus) Pine vole (Pitymys pinetorum) Muskrat and E. Birney. Comments on the distribution and natural history of some mammals in Minnesota.

Canadian Field-Naturalist 89(1) chrotorrhinus, M. longicaudus, M. richardsoni, M. xanthognathus) as conceived by Zagorodnyuk () is decidedly polyphyletic on parsimony and likelihood trees generated from mitochondrial DNA sequences (Conroy and Cook, a). Genic variation evaluated by Kilpatrick and Crowell ().

See Kirkland and Jannett (, Mammalian Species, ). Roscoe, B., and C. Majka. First record of the rock vole (Microtus chrotorrhinus) and the Gaspé shrew (Sorex gaspensis) from Nova Scotia and a second record of the Thompson's pygmy shrew (Microsorex thompsoni) from Cape Breton Island.

Canadian Field-Naturalist "This glossy-paged comprehensive, stunningly illustrated, updated volume of The Natural History of Canadian Mammals is not just extensive, extremely informative and easy to use, but it can be read and enjoyed by readers all over the planet from inquisitive middle school students and interested adults, to the scientific community." - Gay Ann Loesch, American Association of School Librarians.

– Postdoctoral Associate, Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. – Research Fellow, Department of Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife, University of Minnesota.

– Instructor in the night school extension program of the University of Minnesota. The rock vole (yellow-nosed vole, Microtus chrotorrhinus) has a broad geographic range (Fig.

1) from Labrador to Tennessee and west across Canada to northeastern Minnesota (Kirkland and Jannett, ; Lansing, ) and is most commonly associated with talus. Author: Schrank, Citation: Fauna Boica, 1(1): Type Species: Microtus terrestris Schrank, (= Mus arvalis Pallas, ).: Comments: Arvicolini.

Nowhere are the explosiveness and recency of arvicoline evolution more dramatically highlighted than by the inconsistency of systematic treatment of genus-group taxa to be subsumed by consensus exists concerning the. Species Description.

Adult total length: 5 - 7 1/5 in. ( - mm). Tail: 1 2/5 - 2 3/5 in. (38 - 63 mm). Hind foot: 3/4 - 1 in.

(19 - 24 mm). Weight: 1 - 2 1/2 oz. (28 - 70 g). Physical Characteristics: Meadow voles are dark brown to brownish-gray with silvery-gray small ears are partially hidden in the fur.

The short tail is usually less than half as long as the head and. Mice and voles are commonly lumped together, probably because the differences between them are so slight. Both are small, furry rodents, but mice generally have large eyes, large ears and long tails (close to or greater than the length of their bodies).

Voles have smaller eyes, smaller ears (often concealed in their fur), and shorter. Get this from a library. The natural history of Canadian mammals. [Donna Naughton; Canadian Museum of Nature.] -- "A Northern Pocket Gopher can dig an amazing half a metre of tunnel through compacted clay soil in just 15 minutes.

North American Beavers, along with humans, are the only mammals whose impact on. Get this from a library. The Natural History of Canadian Mammals. [Donna Naughton; Canadian Museum of Nature] -- Comprehensive and immensely valuable, The Natural History of Canadian Mammals will become a treasured companion for scientific researchers, animal lovers, and all those wishing to gain a greater.

Yellow-nosed vole (Microtus chrotorrhinus) 1Compiled from Mammals of Pennsylvania, Section of Mammals, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania.

University of Pittsburgh Press (Merritt ), updated to reflect the latest taxonomy as reflected by the American Society of Mammalogists. Updated Janu Meadow Vole Nests. Meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus), tiny mouse-like rodents, spend a majority of their time on the surface of the ground, particularly in moist fields filled with grasses and have elaborate runways through the vegetation – well-worn trails about the width of a garden hose which they keep mowed down with their incisors.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History website. Archived from the original on ; Wilson, Don; Deeann Reeder (). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN his checklist is an update of Taxonomy and Distribution of the Mammals of New Mexico by J.

Frey (, Museum of Texas Tech University Occasional Papers Number ). It comprises all native and non-native species of mammals that occur, or recently occurred, in New Mexico.

"A second population of rock voles, Microtus chrotorrhinus, in Minnesota with comments on habitat" Canadian Field–Naturalist. 91(4). – Foster, M. and R. Timm. The natural history of the eastern woodrat, Neotoma f. floridana, in North Carolina: $ NC Wildlife Resources Commission: The natural history of two rare mammals (rock shrew, Sorex dispar, and rock vole, Microtus chrotorrhinus) in North Carolina: $3, Cape Hatteras National Seashore: Inventory of the birds and mammals.

Field vole by Jeremy Halls via Flickr Field Vole – Microtus agrestis. Identification: The fur of the field vole is more yellow-brown than the bank vole. It is often described as ‘cooler’ in colour.

The underside is creamy-grey. Its tail is about a third of the length of its body (shorter proportionately when compared to the bank vole).

R. Semeonoff, F.W. RobertsonA biochemical and ecological study of plasma esterase polymorphism in natural populations of the field vole Microtus agrestis L Biochemical Genetics, 1 (), pp. Google Scholar. rock-strewn, sheltered gorge areas in the Cumber-land Mountains and Plateau of Kentucky and Ten-nessee.

The long-tailed shrew is known from Black Mountain in Harlan and Letcher counties, Kentucky (CaldwellBryan ) and one record in Rabun County in northeastern Georgia (Laerm et al.

Its range is extremely limited in western North. First record of the rock vole (Microtus chrotorrhinus) and the Gaspé shrew (Sorex gaspensis) from Nova Scotia and a second record of the Thompson's pygmy shrew (Microsorex thompsoni) from Cape Breton Island, Canadian Field-Naturalist Scott, F.W.

This is a list of North American mammals. It includes all mammals currently found in North America, whether resident or as article does not include species found only in captivity. Mammal species which became extinct in the l to 13, years are also included in this article.46) Genetics of Allopatric Populations of the Montane Vole (Microtus Montanus) and Mogollon Vole (Microtus Mogollonensis) in the American Southwest.

Western North American Naturalist, Frey, J.K. 45) Decline of the Meadow Jumping Mouse In Two Mountain Ranges in New Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist, Until his untimely death inexamination of the fauna found in the Hanover Quarry #1 Fissure was being led by John E.

Guilday, research curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and an expert on cave deposits. Microtus guildayi, a vole identified among the remains from both the Hanover and Port Kennedy sites, is named in his honor.

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