Water vole - Arvicola terrestris

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Common name: Water vole

Scientific name: Arvicola terrestris

Accession number: 206

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

MacGillivray has painted an albino water vole. Albino individuals are uncommon, unlike the melanic form which are frequently seen in northern British populations.

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