Snow voles

Snow voles

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Genus : Chionomys

 

Animals in the genus Chionomys

European snow vole
Facts about the genus Chionomys, the snow voles

Besides the every-toped species, only European and Caucasian snow voles are common and common vole is numerous. (Full text)

In years with little snow, voles are likely more vulnerable to both cold temperatures and predation, but frankly, we don’t worry about them during snow-free winters, either. (Full text)

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