Water vole - Arvicola terrestris

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Common name: Water vole

Scientific name: Arvicola terrestris

Accession number: 211

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1832

Inscription on reverse: "Black Water Rat. Arvicola ater. From individuals sent from Aberdeenshire, one of them by the Revd Mr. Cowie of Carinie. Edinburgh, 1832. WMcG."

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