Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Microtus > Species: Microtus agrestis > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Microtus agrestis agrestis (Linnaeus, 1761) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Microtus agrestis armoricanus Balsac & Beaufort, 1966 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Microtus agrestis estiae Reinwaldt, 1927 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Microtus agrestis gregarius (Linnaeus, 1766) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Microtus agrestis levernedii (Crespon, 1844) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Microtus agrestis macgillivraii Barrett-Hamilton & Hinton, 1913 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Microtus agrestis neglectus (Jenyns, 1841) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Microtus agrestis nigra (Fatio, 1869) Fauna Europaea (2005)

Field vole - Microtus agrestis (Linnaeus, 1761)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 5720

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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
Aardmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Åkersork Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Arvicola agreste Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Campagnol agreste French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Csalitjáró pocok Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Engjastúfa Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Erdmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Field vole English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kleng Wullmaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Livadna voluharica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Markmus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Markmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Niidu-uruhiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nornik bury Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Peltomyyrä Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rato-do-campo-de-rabo-curto Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topillo agreste Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Travniška voluharica Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mus agrestis Linnaeus, 1761
Mus gregarius Linnaeus, 1766
Lemmus insularis Nilsson, 1844
Arvicola hirta Bellamy, 1839
Arvicola britannicus de Selys-Longchamps, 1847
Arvicola neglectus Jenyns, 1841
Arvicola bailloni de Selys-Longchamps, 1841
Arvicola intermedia Bonaparte, 1845
Arvicola levernedii Crespon, 1844
Arvicola rozianus Bocage, 1865
Microtus arcturus Thomas, 1912

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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