microtine

mi·cro·tine

(mī'krō-tēn),
Relating to voles or lemmings.

microtine

said of rodents which belong to the subfamily Microtinae, e.g. voles, lemmings and muskrats.
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Relation of population density to sodium availability and sodium selection by microtine rodents.
A survey of the microtine and zapodid rodents of west Tennessee.
The significance of the plant mortality caused by burrowing microtines for the long-term success of tundra sodding is unknown, but will probably vary between years as microtine populations fluctuate.
The red fox, Vulpes vulpes, generally feeds on microtine rodents, especially Microtus voles; however, this species consumes more Eurasian water voles in the winter than in the summer (Dell'arte et al.
multilocularis involves transmission between foxes (host to adult worm) and microtine rodents as intermediate hosts (larval worm).
Evidence indicates that Great Gray Owls do not breed successfully when microtine populations are low (Winter 1986; Bull and Henjum 1990; Greene 1995).
In this context, Leopold observes of the mouse that "the thawing sun has mocked the basic premises of the microtine economic system.
1988: Microtine density and weather as predictors of chick production in willow ptarmigan, Lagopus lagopus.
Specialist predators, generalist predators and the microtine rodent cycle.