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Arvicola amphibius  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970588

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Arvicola terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Arvicola americana Gray, 1842
    Lemmus aquaticus F. Cuvier, 1817
    Nesokia argyropus Cabrera, 1901
    Arvicola destructor Savi, 1839
    Arvicola musignani Selys-Longchamps, 1839
    Mus paludosus Linneaus, 1771
    Arvicola pertinax Savi, 1839
    Arvicola tanaitica Kalabuchov and Raevsky, 1930
    Mus terrestris Linnaeus, 1758
    Arvicola terrestris abrukensis Reinwaldt, 1927
    Hypudaeus terrestris aquaticus Billberg, 1827
    Microtus terrestris armenius Thomas, 1907
    Hypudaeus terrestris ater Billberg, 1827
    Microtus terrestris barabensis Heptner, 1948
    Arvicola amphibius brigantium Thomas, 1928
    Arvicola terrestris caucasicus Ognev, 1933
    Arvicola terrestris cubanensis Ognev, 1933
    Arvicola amphibius djukovi Ognev and Formosov, 1927
    Arvicola terrestris ferrugineus Ognev, 1933
    Arvicola musignani fuliginosus Selys-Longchamps, 1845
    Arvicola terrestris hintoni Aharoni, 1932
    Microtus terrestris hyperryphaeus Heptner, 1948
    Microtus musignani illyricus Barrett-Hamilton, 1899
    Arvicola amphibius italicus Savi, 1839
    Arvicola terrestris jacutensis Ognev, 1933
    Microtus terrestris karatshaicus Heptner, 1948
    Arvicola terrestris korabensis Martino, 1937
    Arvicola amphibius kuruschi Heptner and Formosov, 1928
    Arvicola terrestris kuznetzovi Ognev, 1933
    Hypudaeus terrestris littoralis Billberg, 1827
    Arvicola amphibius meridionalis Ognev, 1922
    Arvicola amphibius minor Selys-Longchamps, 1845
    Arvicola amphibius nigricans Selys-Longchamps, 1845
    Arvicola terrestris obensis Egorin, 1939
    Arvicola terrestris ognevi Turov, 1926
    Arvicola amphibius persicus de Filippi, 1865
    Arvicola amphibius reta Miller, 1910
    Microtus terrestris rufescens Satunin, 1908
    Arvicola terrestris scythicus Thomas, 1914
    Arvicola terrestris tataricus Ognev, 1933
    Arvicola terrestris turovi Ognev, 1933
    Arvicola terrestris variabilis Ognev, 1933
    Arvicola terrestris volgensis Ognev, 1933
  Common Name(s): Eurasian Water Vole [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyCricetidae Fischer, 1817  
                                           SubfamilyArvicolinae Gray, 1821 – arvicoline rodents  
                                              GenusArvicola Lacépède, 1799 – Water Voles  
                                                 SpeciesArvicola amphibius (Linnaeus, 1758) – Eurasian Water Vole  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Ellerman, J. R., and T. C. S. Morrison-Scott  
  Publication Date: 1966   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946, 2nd edition   
  Page(s): 810   
  Publisher: Alden Press   
  Publication Place: Oxford, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0565004484   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Arvicola amphibius   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Arvicola amphibius, Eurasian Water Vole [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Southern Asia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) as A. terrestris  
    Comments: Linnaeus' amphibius and terrestris, both proposed in 1758 on the same page, are now considered conspecific by most researchers, but which name should be properly used is unsettled. Corbet (1978c:105) noted that 'amphibius should have priority (presumably following Blasius (1857) as first reviser). Although strictly correct this is contrary to long-established usage and would cause considerable confusion and ambiguity' (also see discussion in Corbet et al., 1970:315). The usage is not so lon...  



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