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Microtus morlani Storer 2004 (vole)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Cricetidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105156

Full reference: J. E. Storer. 2004. A Middle Pleistocene (late Irvingtonian) mammalian fauna from Thistle Creek, Klondike Goldfields region of Yukon Territory, Canada. Paludicola 4(4):137-150

Belongs to Microtus according to J. E. Storer 2004

Sister taxa: Arvicola didelta, Arvicola involuta, Microtus (Stenocranius), Microtus agrestis, Microtus arvalis, Microtus australis, Microtus brecciensis, Microtus bucharicus, Microtus californicus, Microtus chrotorrhinus, Microtus drummondi, Microtus duodecimcostatus, Microtus epimticeps, Microtus guatemalensis, Microtus guentheri, Microtus guildayi, Microtus hibbardi, Microtus irene, Microtus kikuchii, Microtus leucurus, Microtus llanensis, Microtus longicaudus, Microtus mandarinus, Microtus meadensis, Microtus mexicanus, Microtus middendorffi, Microtus miguelensis, Microtus miurus, Microtus montanus, Microtus oaxacensis, Microtus ochrogaster, Microtus oeconomus, Microtus paroperarius, Microtus pennsylvanicus, Microtus pinetorum, Microtus quasiater, Microtus richardsoni, Microtus rossiaemeridionalis, Microtus umbrosus, Microtus xanthognathus, Pitymys parvulus, Pitymys aratai, Pitymys mcnowni, Pitymys cumberlandensis, Pitymys nemoralis

Type specimen: YG 98.132, a tooth (left m1). Its type locality is Thistle Creek, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial siltstone in Canada.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M3 1.91 x 0.92, m1 2.76 x 1.08

Estimated body mass: 119.1 g based on m1 length