Microtus californicus grinnelli Huey, 1931:47


Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1996



California, USA






Type locality ‘‘Sangre de Cristo in Balle San Rafael on the western base of the Sierra Jua´rez, [Baja] California, Mexico, lat. 31u 529 north, log. 116u 069 west.’’






Original scientific description:

Huey, L. M. (1931). A new meadow mouse from Lower California, Mexico. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 7: 47-50.


Other references:

CEBALLOS, G., AND D. NAVARRO L. 1991. Diversity and conservation of Mexican mammals. Pp. 167–198 in Latin American mammalogy: history, biodiversity, and conservation (M. A. Mares and D. J. Schmidly, eds.). University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

Cudworth, Nichole L. and Koprowski, John L. (2010). Microtus californicus (Rodentia: Cricetidae). Mammalian Species 42(868): 230-243.

Heske, E. J. and Lidicker, W. Z. (1999). California vole: Microtus californicus, pp. 626-628. In: Wilson, D. E. and Ruff, S. (eds.). Smithsonian book of North American Mammals. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.


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