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Arvicola scherman  (Shaw, 1801)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970589

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Arvicola argentoratensis Desmarest, 1822
    Arvicola monticola Selys-Longchamps, 1838
    Spalax minor Leske, 1779
    Mus schermaus Hermann, 1804
    Mus amphibius albus Bechstein, 1801
    Lemmus arvalis buffonii Fischer, 1829
    Mus amphibius canus Bechstein, 1801
    Arvicola terrestris castaneus Selys-Longchamps, 1845
    Arvicola scherman exitus Miller, 1910
    Arvicola terrestris niger Selys-Longchamps, 1845
  Common Name(s): Montane Water Vole [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          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 scherman (Shaw, 1801) – Montane Water Vole  

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  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 scherman, Montane Water Vole [English]   

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



  Comment: Comments: Earlier recognized as a species (Trouessart, 1910; Miller, 1912a; Hinton, 1926a; Ognev, 1950) until Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) reassigned scherman as another subspecies of an all-embracing terrestris, a classification observed through the late 1900s (Gromov and Polyakov, 1977; Corbet, 1978c, 1984; Honacki et al., 1982; Corbet and Hill, 1991; Musser and Carleton, 1993). However, the two long known ecological morphotypes clearly correspond to two biological species: an amphibious form...  



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