Microtus californicus huperuthrus Elliot, 1903:161



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Microtus californicus perplexabilis Grinnell, 1926:223-224


Conservation Status




California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Elliot, D. G. (1903). Description of apparently new species and subspecies of mammals from California, Oregon, the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, and Lower California, Mexico. Field Columbian Museum Publications, Zoology Series 3:153–173.


Other references:

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

Grinnell, J. (1926). Critical examination of the meadow mice of Lower California. Journal of Mammalogy 7: 221-226.

Harper, A., Mellink, E., Tremor, S., Vanderplank, S. (2016). Rediscovery of a high-altitude vole, Microtus californicus, in Baja California, Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist 61(4): 333-338.

HESKE, E. J., AND W. Z. LIDICKER. 1999. California vole: Microtus californicus. Pages 626–628 in Smithsonian book of NorthAmerican mammals (D. E. Wilson and S. Ruff, editors).Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C.


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