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24 November 2010 Microtus californicus (Rodentia: Cricetidae)
Nichole L. Cudworth, John L. Koprowski
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Microtus californicus (Peale, 1848) is a cricetid commonly called the California vole or California meadow mouse. A sexually dimorphic, medium-sized vole, M. californicus is 1 of 62 species in the genus Microtus. It is found in the interior valleys of southwestern Oregon, most of California, and northern Baja California, Mexico. M. californicus is found in a wide range of habitats from arid uplands to wet meadows and salt marshes. Several subspecies are listed as of conservation concern; the Amargosa vole, M. c. scirpensis, is listed as federally endangered.

Nichole L. Cudworth and John L. Koprowski "Microtus californicus (Rodentia: Cricetidae)," Mammalian Species 42(1), 230-243, (24 November 2010). https://doi.org/10.1644/868.1
Published: 24 November 2010
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