Reed vole

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Reed vole
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Microtus
Subgenus: Alexandromys
Species: M. fortis
Binomial name
Microtus fortis
(Buchner, 1889)

The reed vole (Microtus fortis) is a species of vole. It is found in northern and central Eurasia, including northern China and the Korean Peninsula. The species is somewhat larger and longer-tailed than most other voles. An adult has a body 12-18 cm long, and a tail of 4.7-5.7 cm.


  • 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.

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