Difficult to distinguish from other vole species. Back is typically a pronounced red color with grayer sides. They are active year-round and make tunnels in winter snow. Generally found in mixed forest environments.
A brown colored wood rat with distinct white throat and neck. Belly is typically white as are portions of the long-haired tail. Long and large rounded ears are also helpful identifiers. They range across American Southwest up to elevations of 2500 meters and eat cacti and other desert plants.
Large claws for digging and small eyes and ears characterize this vole. They have smooth fur that reduces friction underground and are gray and brown with pale gray undersides. They cover a wide variety of habitats within their range but spend a majority of their time in underground tunnels that they dig.