Microtus montanus nevadensis Bailey, 1898

Ash Meadows (montane) vole, Amargosa vole



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1933 (21 May or later)



Ash Meadows, Nevada, USA


Biology & Ecology




30 known museum specimens (Manning & Heaney, 2016).






Original scientific description:

Bailey, V. (1898). Descriptions of eleven new species and subspecies of voles. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 12: 85-90.


Other references:

Bailey, V. (1900). Revision of American voles of the genus Microtus. North American Fauna, Number 17: 1-88.

Hall, E. R. (1935). Nevadan races of the Microtus montanus group of meadow mice. University of California Publications in Zoology 40(12): 417-428.

Hall, E. R. (1946). Mammals of Nevada. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Manning, Richard W. and Heaney, Martin R. (2016). Non-volant Mammals of Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, pp. 67-95. In: Manning, Richard W., Goetze, Jim R. and Yancey, Franklin D. II (eds.). Contributions in Natural History: A Memorial Volume in Honor of Clyde Jones. Special Publications, Museum of Texas Tech University, No. 65: 1-273.

Norment, C. (2014). Relicts of a Beautiful Sea: Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World. The University of North Carolina Press. [unsuccessfully searched for the subspecies in 2012]

Sada, Don W. (1990). Recovery plan for the endangered and threatened species of Ash Meadows, Nevada. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. 123 pp. [Also available from here]

Sera, Wendy E. and Early, Cathleen N. (2003). Microtus montanus. Mammalian Species 716: 1-10, 3 figs.


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