|Tien Shan Red-backed Vole|
The Tien Shan red-backed vole (Myodes centralis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in China and Kyrgyzstan.
Red-backed voles are small, slender voles of the genus Myodes found in North America, Europe, and Asia. The genus name comes from the Greek "keyhole mouse". In the past, the genus has been called Evotomys or Clethrionomys, but Myodes takes precedence.
The southern red-backed vole or Gapper's red-backed vole is a small slender vole found in Canada and the northern United States. It is closely related to the western red-backed vole, which lives to the south and west of its range and which is less red with a less sharply bicolored tail.
The bank vole is a small vole with red-brown fur and some grey patches, with a tail about half as long as its body. A rodent, it lives in woodland areas and is around 100 millimetres (3.9 in) in length. The bank vole is found in much of Europe and in northwestern Asia. It is native to Great Britain but not to Ireland, where it has been accidentally introduced, and has now colonised much of the south and southwest.
The royal vole, also called the Korean red-backed vole, is a species of vole endemic to the Korean Peninsula. It lives underground in a burrow, emerging at night to feed on grasses, seeds and other vegetation. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed its conservation status as being of "least concern".
The grey red-backed vole or the grey-sided vole is a species of vole. An adult grey red-backed vole weighs 20-50 grams. This species ranges across northern Eurasia, including northern China, the northern Korean Peninsula, and the islands of Sakhalin and Hokkaidō. It is larger and longer-legged than the northern red-backed vole, which covers a similar range and it is also sympatric with the Norwegian lemming.
The northern naked-tailed armadillo is a species of armadillo. It is one of only two species of armadillo found outside of South America, the other being the more widely distributed nine-banded armadillo.
The western red-backed vole is a species of vole in the family Cricetidae. It is found in California and Oregon in the United States and lives mainly in coniferous forest. The body color is chestnut brown, or brown mixed with a considerable quantity of black hair gradually lightening on the sides and grading into a buffy-gray belly, with an indistinct reddish stripe on the back and a bicolored tail about half as long as the head and body.
The Hokkaido red-backed vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found at high altitudes on the island of Hokkaido in Japan and at lower altitudes on some smaller islands nearby. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.
The Shansei vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in north-central China where its habitat is forests.
The Japanese red-backed vole or Wakayama red-backed vole or Anderson's red-backed vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only on the island of Honshu in Japan. It was first described by the British zoologist Oldfield Thomas in 1905. Thomas named it in honor of scientific collector Malcolm Playfair Anderson. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists it as "least concern".
Smith's vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is also known as Smith's red-backed vole and is found only in Japan.
The Panamanian climbing rat is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is endemic to Panama.
The Myodini are a tribe of forest voles in the subfamily Arvicolinae. Species in this tribe are:
Imaizumi's red-backed vole is a species of vole in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Japan and was initially designated as a subspecies of the Japanese Red-Backed Vole, with studies of cranial and molar patterns supporting this. However, genetic tests in the late 1990s provide support for the theory that M. imaizumii is indeed a separate species, and it is now considered such pending the completion of more detailed studies.
The Thomas's shaggy bat is a bat species from South America. It was previously included in the shaggy bat but Simmons and Handley (1998) showed that the species were distinct.
The central leaf-eared mouse was formerly considered a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is known only from central Argentina. Prior to 1994, it was considered a subspecies of G. griseoflavus. As of 2019, it is considered conspecific with G. chacoensis by the IUCN.
The vermiculated screech owl, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. The taxonomy of this species and the Middle American screech owl can be confusing. When split, the name vermiculated screech owl is used for the population from eastern Nicaragua to Panama. When conspecific, the English name vermiculated screech owl is used, but M. guatemalae is used for the scientific name since it is older. Some taxonomists usually also include the "guatemalae" larger conspecific group with the foothill screech owl, M. roraimae and the Choco screech owl, M. centralis. Many authorities, including the American Ornithological Society, continue to call these species and M. guatemalae conspecific, while others, including the International Ornithologists' Union split them.
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