One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A vole with a reddish-chestnut back, found in forest, scrub, and tundra regions of the northern hemisphere.
Genus Clethrionomys, family Muridae: several species
- ‘Thus, red-backed voles and northern pygmy gerbils are less vulnerable to mammalian predators when in patches of greater density of cover than in patches of less cover.’
- ‘Among mammals, my annual visitors now include a few common smoky shrews, short-tailed shrews, red-backed voles, and, last but certainly not least in numbers, deer mice.’
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