Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Clethrionomys > Species: Clethrionomys glareolus

Bank vole - Clethrionomys glareolus (Schreber, 1780)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 5606

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arvicola rossastra Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bakkastúfa Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bank vole English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Campagnol roussâtre French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gozdna voluharica Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hrdziak lesný Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Klatremus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Leethiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Metsämyyrä Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nornica ruda Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Norník rudý Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rosse woelmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rötelmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rout Bëschmaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rødmus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Skogssork Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tava-leethiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topillo rojo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vöröshátú erdeipocok Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mus glareolus Schreber, 1780
Arvicola fulvus Millet, 1828
Hypudacus hercynicus Mehlis, 1831
Lemmus rubidus Baillon, 1834
Lemmus pratensis Baillon, 1834
Arvicola rufescens de Selys-Longchamps, 1836
Hypudaeus nageri Schinz, 1845
Evotomys norvegicus Miller, 1900
Evotomys vasconiae Miller, 1900
Evotomys hercynicus helveticus Miller, 1900
Evotomys hercynicus suecicus Miller, 1900
Evotomys hercynicus britannicus Miller, 1900
Arvicola riparia Yarrell, 1832
Evotomys skomerensis Barret-Hamilton, 1903
Evotomys ponticus Thomas, 196
Evotomys alstoni Barret-Hamilton, 1913
Evotomys gorka Montagu, 1923
Myodes glareolus (Schreber, 1780)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
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External data

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