Microtus californicus Peale 1848 (California vole)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Alternative combination: Arvicola californica

Synonyms: Arvicola edax Le Conte 1853, Arvicola trowbridgii Baird 1858, Microtus scirpensis Bailey 1900

Belongs to Microtus according to L. B. Albright 1999

See also Hall 1981 and Kurten and Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Arvicola didelta, Arvicola involuta, Microtus (Stenocranius), Microtus agrestis, Microtus arvalis, Microtus australis, Microtus brecciensis, Microtus bucharicus, 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 pennsylvanicus, 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 United States (16: California, Colorado, New Mexico collections)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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