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Sagebrush Vole (Lemmiscus curtatus)
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Sagebrush Vole (Lemmiscus curtatus)

General: Sagebrush Voles (Lemmiscus curtatus) are small, plump rodents with short legs, short ears, and a short tail. The color is brownish-gray. Voles make runways in grassy areas and among dense shrubs and live in a network of connected burrows.

Taxonomy: Class Mammalia, Order Rodentia, Family Cricetidae, Subfamily Arvicolinae

Preferred Habitat: semiarid, brushy habitat with sagebrush, rabbitbrush, and bunchgrass from southern Nevada and adjacent California to southcentral Canada.

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for Sagebrush Voles in the Great Basin Desert to the north of town.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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