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SPECIES Microtus (Mynomes) townsendii

Author:Bachman, 1839.
Citation:J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 8: 60.
Common Name:Townsend’s Vole
Type Locality:USA, Oregon, Multnomah Co., Wappatoo (Sauvie) Isl, lower Columbia River near mouth of Willamette River (as located by Bailey, 1900:46).
Distribution:Wet meadows and marshes of Pacific Northwest, from extreme SW British Columbia, Canada, to NW California, USA, including Vancouver and neighboring islands.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (cd) as M. t. cowani, otherwise Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Mynomes, pennsylvanicus species group (Zagorodnyuk, 1990). Broadly allied with M. pennsylvanicus and M. montanus (Anderson, 1959; Hooper and Hart, 1962; Modi, 1987); sister species to M. canicaudus according to phyletic reconstructions of cytochrome b sequences (Conroy and Cook, 2000a). See Cornely and Verts (1988, Mammalian Species, 325).



    cowani Guiguet, 1955
    cummingi Hall, 1936
    laingi Anderson and Rand, 1943
    occidentalis (Peale, 1848)
    pugeti Dalquest, 1940
    tetramerus (Rhoads, 1894)

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