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Microtus  Schrank, 1798
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180296

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Pedomys Baird, 1857
 
    Pitymys McMurtrie, 1831
 
    Agricola Blasius, 1857
 
    Ammomys Bonaparte, 1831
 
    Arbusticola Shidlovsky, 1919
 
    Arvalomys Chaline, 1974
 
    Aulacomys Rhoads, 1894
 
    Bicunedens Hodgson, 1863
 
    Campicola Schulze, 1890
 
    Campicoloma Strand, 1928
 
    Chilotus Baird, 1857
 
    Euarvicola Acloque, 1899
 
    Herpetomys Merriam, 1898
 
    Iberomys Chaline, 1972
 
    Isodelta Cope, 1871
 
    Meridiopitymys Chaline, 1974
 
    Micrurus Forsyth Major, 1877
 
    Oecomicrotus Rabeder, 1981
 
    Orthriomys Merriam, 1898
 
    Pallasiinus Kretzoi, 1964
 
    Parapitymys Chaline, 1978
 
    Pinemys Lesson, 1836
 
    Psammomys Le Conte, 1830
 
    Steneocranius Trouessart, 1904
 
    Sumeriomys Argyropulo, 1933
 
    Suranomys Chaline, 1972
 
    Sylvicola Fatio, 1867
 
    Tetramerodon Rhoads, 1894
 
    Tibercola Koenigswald, Fejfar and Tchernov, 1992
 
  Common Name(s): Meadow Mice [English]
 
    Meadow Voles [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyCricetidae Fischer, 1817  
                                           SubfamilyArvicolinae Gray, 1821 – arvicoline rodents  
                                              GenusMicrotus Schrank, 1798 – Meadow Mice, Meadow Voles  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Microtus abbreviatus Miller, 1899 – St. Matthews Island vole, Insular Vole 
                                                 Species Microtus californicus (Peale, 1848) – Amargosa Vole, Meteoro de California, California Vole 
                                                 Species Microtus chrotorrhinus (Miller, 1894) – campagnol des rochers, Rock Vole 
                                                 Species Microtus guatemalensis Merriam, 1898 – Guatemalan Vole 
                                                 Species Microtus longicaudus (Merriam, 1888) – Coronation Island vole, Long-tailed Vole 
                                                 Species Microtus mexicanus (Saussure, 1861) – Meteoro mexicano, Mexican Vole 
                                                 Species Microtus miurus Osgood, 1901 – Singing Vole 
                                                 Species Microtus richardsoni (DeKay, 1842) – Water Vole, North American Water Vole 
                                                 Species Microtus umbrosus Merriam, 1898 – Zempoaltépec Vole 
                                                 Species Microtus xanthognathus (Leach, 1815) – Taiga Vole, Yellow-cheeked Vole 
                                                 Subgenus Microtus (Alexandromys) Ognev, 1914  
                                                 Subgenus Microtus (Microtus) Schrank, 1798  
                                                 Subgenus Microtus (Mynomes) Rafinesque, 1817  
                                                 Subgenus Microtus (Pedomys) Baird, 1857  
                                                 Subgenus Microtus (Pitymys) McMurtrie, 1831  
                                                 Subgenus Microtus (Stenocranius) Kastschenko, 1901  
                                                 Subgenus Microtus (Terricola) Fatio, 1867  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: 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    
       
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Microtus    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Microtus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Microtus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Microtus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hall, E. Raymond  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Mammals of North America, 2nd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 601-1175   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-05443-5   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Microtus, Meadow Voles [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Microtus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Microtus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Meadow Voles[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: 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 Microtus. Little consensus exists concerning the morphological limits or monophyly of many of these taxa, a situation that partly reflects the overly narrow reliance of our classifications on dental characters undergoing rapid change (see Guthrie, 1971; Koenigswald, 1980). The recency of speciation...  
 

 

   

 
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