Definition of Genus microtus
1. Noun. Voles of the northern hemisphere.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Cricetidae, Family Cricetidae
Member holonyms: Meadow Mouse, Meadow Vole, Microtus Pennsylvaticus, Microtus Richardsoni, Richardson Vole, Water Vole, Microtus Ochrogaster, Prairie Vole
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Literary usage of Genus microtus
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1. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"Field mice, of the genus Microtus," writes Mr. Lantz, have "stout bodies, blunt, rounded muzzles, small eyes, and short ears—often completely concealed in ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"Some seventy American forms were described in 1900 by Vernon Bailey in his revision of the genus Microtus. These meadow mice form a chief element in the ..."
3. Bulletin by Bureau of Biological Survey, United States (1907)
"The present paper deals only with the genus Microtus. Voles of the genus Microtus are distinguished from members of the other three genera by having ..."
4. Finding List of the Books in Scienceby Virginia State Library by Virginia State Library (1911)
"20) 3140 An economic study of field mice (genus Microtus). 1907. (no. ... 25) 3155 Revision of American volei of the genus Microtus 1900. (no. ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The meadow mice of the genus Microtus, numbering many species and untold millions of individuals, occupy most of the lowlands and mountain ranges of Europe, ..."
6. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The Voles or Water-Eats form a distinct group of Murine animals, to which the sub-family name of Microtinae has been applied from the genus Microtus (more ..."
7. Ethnozoology of the Tewa Indians by Junius Henderson, John Peabody Harrington (1914)
"5 Bailey, Vernon, Revision of American Voles of the genus microtus, North American Fauna, no. 17, Biol. Surv., US Dept. Agr., pp. 49-50,. ..."