Insular vole

Insular vole

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Microtus abbreviatus

The insular vole or St. Matthew Island vole is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It occurs only on St. Matthew Island and the adjacent Hall Island, in Alaska. On these Bering Sea islands, insular voles live in damp lowland areas, on the lower slopes of mountains, and on rye grass-covered beaches. They are diurnal and eat plant matter. Birds and Arctic foxes prey on the voles.

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Insular vole habitat map

References

1. Insular vole Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insular_vole
2. Insular vole on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13425/22350031

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