Royal vole

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royal vole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Myodes
Species: M. regulus
Binomial name
Myodes regulus
(Thomas, 1907)

The royal vole (Myodes regulus), also called the Korean red-backed vole is a species of vole found in the Korean Peninsula and the Changbai Mountains along the Chinese-Korean border. An adult Royal Vole weighs 20-40 grams and has a body length of 75-127 mm. The tail is 33-55 millimeters in length.


  1. ^ Stuart, S.N. (2008). Myodes regulus. 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.
  • Won, Byeong-o (원병오) (2004). 한국의 포유동물 (Hangugui poyudongmul, Mammals of Korea). Seoul: Dongbang Media. ISBN 89-8457-310-8. 

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