Learn more about the Southern water vole – with amazing Southern water vole photos and facts on Arkive. The southern water vole (Arvicola sapidus, Miller Rodentia, Cricetidae) is a small mammal restricted to the Iberian Peninsula and France, which is. Sep 9, We assess dispersal patterns of the southern water vole (Arvicola sapidus), a habitat specialist whose habitat patches are distributed through.
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Water voles Temporal range: Prometheomys Long-clawed mole vole P. Help us share the wonders of the natural world.
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Japanese red-backed vole M. Common scarlet-darter Crocothemis erythraea.
This page was last edited on 21 Marchat Arvicola amphibius Arvicola sapidus Arvicola scherman Arvicola jacobeus. The distribution of the southern water vole is not well documented in Portugal, but it is thought to occur in isolated fragments in only a few parts of the country 1. Balkan snow vole D. Long-clawed mole vole P.
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However, others do not believe that the differences between these two forms of the southern water vole warrant subspecies status 5. Arvicola Water voles European water vole A.
Although historically considered to be a member of the same species as the Eurasian water voleMusser and Carleton considered it distinct enough to warrant full species status. Eastern newt Notophthalmus viridescens.
Mortality rates, however, are extremely high, and the southern water vole suffers high levels of predation 3. The animals swpidus exhibit indeterminate growth. This species is affected by global climate change and has been profiled with the support of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Riparian Relating to the banks of watercourses. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Caucasian snow vole C. Arvicola sapidus Miller, Lawrence Island Collared Lemming D.
Southwestern water vole
However, it is now considered a separate species, in part due to significant morphological differences 4. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Until relatively recently, a significant decline of the southern water vole in France had gone largely unnoticed, primarily due to a lack of survey work, but it is now known to be much less common that it was 10 to 15 years ago. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
Southwestern Water Vole (Arvicola sapidus) ·
The southern water vole is active during the day, with peaks of activity in the late morning and early afternoon. Arborimus Tree voles White-footed vole A.
This species is featured in: Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. They are found in both aquatic and dry habitat through Europe and much of northern Asia. The tail is covered in short, stiff, sparse hairs 2. Morphological Referring to the visible or measurable characteristics of an organism. Early Pleistocene – Recent. This Arvicolinae article arvicolx a stub. Ellobius Mole voles Alai mole vole E. Red-veined darter Sympetrum fonscolombii.
White-tailed mountain vole A.