Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Clethrionomys > Species: Clethrionomys rutilus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Clethrionomys rutilus rossicus (Dukelsky, 1928) Fauna Europaea (2005)

Red vole - Clethrionomys rutilus (Pallas, 1779)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub

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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 boreale Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Campagnol boréal French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kleine rode woelmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Norník tajgový Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Polarrötelmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Polarrødmus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Puna-leethiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Punamyyrä Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rauðnarta Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Red vole English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rödsork Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rødmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sarki erdeipocok Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sjeverna šumska voluharica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topillo árctico Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mus rutilus Pallas, 1779
Arvicola (Hypudaeus) russatus Radde, 1862
Arvicola (Hypudaeus) amurensis Schrenk, 1859
Evotomys mikado Thomas, 1905
Evotomys jochelsoni Allen, 1903
Microtus mollessonae Kastschenko, 1910
Microtus baikalensis Ognev, 1924
Evotomys laticeps Ognev, 1924
Evotomys parvidens Ognev, 1924
Evotomys otus Turov, 1924
Myodes rutilus (Pallas, 1779)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Clethrionomys rutilus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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