Minor Species as the Dominant Rodents in an Oldfield
Rose, Robert K., Ford, Linda J., The American Midland Naturalist
In this report of substantial syntopic populations, southern bog lemmings (Synaptomys cooperi) and woodland voles [Microtus (Pitymys) pinetorum] were the co-dominant rodents in a grassy oldfield in the absence of the large-bodied species of rodents common to the region. Southern bog lemmings achieved densities of 14 ha^sup -1^ on one grid and woodland voles had a peak density of 32 ha^sup -1^ on the other. Both species bred at high levels during the 18-mo study, including during the winter months.
Despite broad distributions in eastern North America, southern bog lemmings (Synaptomys cooperi) and woodland voles [Microtus (Pitymys) pinetorum] are less studied than …
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Publication information: Article title: Minor Species as the Dominant Rodents in an Oldfield. Contributors: Rose, Robert K. - Author, Ford, Linda J. - Author. Journal title: The American Midland Naturalist. Volume: 168. Issue: 1 Publication date: July 2012. Page number: 1+. © 1995 University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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