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Microtus oregoni (creeping vole)

Synonyms: Microtus bairdi; Microtus morosus; Microtus oregoni adocetus; Microtus oregoni cantwelli; Microtus serpens

Wikipedia Abstract

The creeping vole (Microtus oregoni), sometimes known as the Oregon meadow mouse, is a small rodent in the family Cricetidae. Ranging across the Pacific Northwest of United States and Canada, it is found in forests, grasslands, woodlands, and chaparral environments. The small-tailed, furry, brownish-gray mammal was first described in the scientific literature in 1839, from a specimen collected near the mouth of the Columbia River. The smallest vole in its range, it weighs around 19 g (0.67 oz). At birth, they weigh 1.6 g (0.056 oz), are naked, pink, unable to open their eyes, and the ear flaps completely cover the ear openings. Although not always common throughout their range, there are no major concerns for their survival as a species.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
16
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.13
EDGE Score: 1.81

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  20 grams
Birth Weight [1]  1.6 grams
Diet [2]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  80 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  24 days
Litter Size [1]  3
Litters / Year [1]  4
Weaning [1]  15 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
British Columbia mainland coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Cascade Mountains leeward forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central and Southern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central Pacific coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests  
Eastern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Klamath-Siskiyou forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northern California coastal forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Puget lowland forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Willamette Valley forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve 17423 Oregon, United States
H.J. Andrews Biosphere Reserve 15815 Oregon, United States
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area II 606367 Washington, United States
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area V 103172 Washington, United States
Mount Rainier National Park II 235186 Washington, United States
Olympic Biosphere Reserve II 922805 Washington, United States

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No

Predators

Aegolius acadicus (Northern Saw-whet Owl)[1]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[1]
Lynx rufus (Bobcat)[1]
Tyto alba (Barn Owl)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amalaraeus dobbsi[3]
Atyphloceras multidentatus multidentatus[3]
Catallagia charlottensis[3]
Ceratophyllus ciliatus protinus[3]
Corrodopsylla curvata obtusata[3]
Corypsylla ornata[3]
Dasypsyllus gallinulae perpinnatus[3]
Delotelis hollandi[3]
Delotelis telegoni[3]
Epitedia scapani[3]
Eumolpianus eumolpi eumolpi[3]
Hystrichopsylla occidentalis occidentalis[3]
Megabothris abantis[3]
Nearctopsylla jordani[3]
Opisodasys keeni[3]
Peromyscopsylla hesperomys pacifica[3]
Peromyscopsylla selenis[3]
Rhadinopsylla sectilis goodi[3]

Range Map

North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Microtus oregoni, Leslie N. Carraway and B. J. Verts, Mammalian Species No. 233, pp. 1-6 (1985)
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access