Microtus californicus (Rodentia: Cricetidae)

@inproceedings{Cudworth2010MicrotusC,
  title={Microtus californicus (Rodentia: Cricetidae)},
  author={Nichole L. Cudworth and John L Koprowski},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract 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… Expand
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There was no significant difference in the frequency of recapture nor in the time to first recapture between those voles anesthetized and brushed, compared to control animals. Expand
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It is shown that artichoke may comprise the bulk of the diet of California voles and in part explains the severity of the damage they often cause. Expand
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Densities of populations of Microtus californicus inhabiting North Coastal perennial grasslands were found to be consistently less than 60 per acre over a 5-year period. There is no evidence ofExpand
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The California vole's means of satisfying or modifying its water requirements are almost completely unknown, and to extend the knowledge of M. californicus' water economy, the water economy of this species' range is extended. Expand
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The present report describes some of the anatomical and physiological features of the reproductive cycle of females of Microtus californiens and emphasizes certain aspects in which M.californicus differs from other microtines or from other rodents. Expand
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The reproductive performance of white spotted voles was analysed, and effects on fertility and litter size were found associated with the trait. Expand
A Heritable Tooth Trait Varying in Two Subspecies of Microtus californicus (Rodentia: Cricetidae)
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Teeth with unusually long roots were observed in individuals trapped live from two populations of the California vole, Microtus californicus, and in their laboratory-born progeny; the incidence of affected individuals differs in the subspecies. Expand
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Nesting Habits of the California Vole, Microtus californicus, and Microclimatic Factors Affecting Its Nests
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