Microtus pennsylvanicus Ord 1815 (meadow vole)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Alternative combination: Mus pennsylvanicus

Synonym: Arvicola riparius Ord 1825

Belongs to Microtus according to C. J. Bell and G. S. Bever 2006

See also Dalquest and Schultz 1992, Galewski et al. 2006, Hay 1902, Herrick 1892, Hulbert and Pratt 1998, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Reich 1981, Seymour 2004 and Wilson 1967

Sister taxa: Arvicola didelta, Arvicola involuta, Microtus (Stenocranius), Microtus agrestis, Microtus arvalis, Microtus australis, Microtus brecciensis, Microtus bucharicus, Microtus californicus, Microtus chrotorrhinus, Microtus drummondi, Microtus duodecimcostatus, Microtus epimticeps, Microtus guatemalensis, Microtus guentheri, Microtus guildayi, Microtus hibbardi, Microtus irene, Microtus kikuchii, Microtus leucurus, Microtus llanensis, Microtus longicaudus, Microtus mandarinus, Microtus meadensis, Microtus mexicanus, Microtus middendorffi, Microtus miguelensis, Microtus miurus, Microtus montanus, Microtus morlani, Microtus oaxacensis, Microtus ochrogaster, Microtus oeconomus, Microtus paroperarius, Microtus pinetorum, Microtus quasiater, Microtus richardsoni, Microtus rossiaemeridionalis, Microtus umbrosus, Microtus xanthognathus, Pitymys parvulus, Pitymys aratai, Pitymys mcnowni, Pitymys cumberlandensis, Pitymys nemoralis

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (5: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon collections), Mexico (1), United States (76: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming)

Total: 82 collections including 85 occurrences

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