Japanese red-backed vole

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Japanese Red-backed Vole
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Myodes
Species: M. andersoni
Binomial name
Myodes andersoni
(Thomas, 1905)

The Japanese Red-backed Vole or Wakayama Red-backed Vole or Anderson's Red-backed Vole (Myodes andersoni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Japan.


  1. ^ Kaneko, Y. & Ishii, N. (2008). Myodes andersoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 30 June 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.