Prairie voles pair up

Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Prairie voles are hamster-sized rodents with small ears and eyes and a short tail. Their coarse fur is grayish brown on the back but yellowish on the belly. The scientific name is derived from Greek and is quite descriptive, with the genus name translating roughly to ‘small ear’ and the species epithet to ‘yellow belly.’

Lab Anim. (NY) 42, 241 (2013).
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