Field vole - Microtus agrestis

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Common name: Field vole

Scientific name: Microtus agrestis

Accession number: 214

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: May, 1837

Inscription on reverse: "Common Meadow Mouse. Arvicola agrestis. Male. From a specimen caught near Roslyn by John MacGillivray. 13th May, 1837. Edinburgh, 16th May, 1837. Arum maculatum. Caltha palustris."

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