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22 August 2018 Microtus quasiater (Rodentia: Cricetidae)
José Williams Torres-Flores, Ricardo López-Wilchis
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Microtus quasiater (Coues, 1874) is a small arvicoline rodent commonly known as the Jalapan pine vole. It is 1 of 7 species of Microtus that live in Mexico. M. quasiater has a restricted distribution, and typically inhabits mountain cloud forest in the Sierra Madre Oriental along a narrow zone at elevations from about 700 to 2,150 m. It is a generalist herbivore known to feed on at least 36 plant species, including both monocotyledons and dicotyledons. The species is considered as “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and some data indicate low population sizes.

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José Williams Torres-Flores and Ricardo López-Wilchis "Microtus quasiater (Rodentia: Cricetidae)," Mammalian Species 50(961), 59-66, (22 August 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/mspecies/sey009
Published: 22 August 2018
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cricetid rodent
Jalapan pine vole
México
mountain cloud forest
near threatened
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