Ecology of small mammals in a flatwoods habitat in north-central Florida, with emphasis on the cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus). American Museum novitates ; no. 2544

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dc.contributor.author Layne, James Nathaniel. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:20:59Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:20:59Z
dc.date.issued 1974 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5445
dc.description 48 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-48). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The small mammals of a pine flatwoods habitat in north-central Florida were studied during 1960 to 1972. Didelphis virginiana, Cryptotis parva, Oryzomys palustris, Reithrodontomys humulis, Peromyscus gossypinus, and Rattus rattus were live-trapped on the study plot. Lasiurus seminolus, Scalopus aquaticus, Sylvilagus floridanus, Procyon lotor, and Geomys pinetis were also recorded. Of the trappable species, Cryptotis, Reithrodontomys, Peromyscus, and Sigmodon were considered regular residents of the study plot, and data are given on their trappability, populations, body weight, sex ratio, reproduction, longevity, and movements. A portion of the study plot was burned in 1960, and the responses of the small mammal populations are documented. Information on mammals in various types of Florida flatwoods habitats is summarized. Data on Sigmodon hispidus from the present study and the literature are reviewed in an attempt to assess the relative influence of major climatic factors and local environmental conditions on selected ecological and life history parameters of this species. The relative importance of natality and mortality in population fluctuations of Sigmodon is also discussed"--P. 3. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2544 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2544, 1974 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Ecology -- Florida. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cotton rats. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hispid cotton rat. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodent populations -- Florida. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammal populations -- Florida. en_US
dc.title Ecology of small mammals in a flatwoods habitat in north-central Florida, with emphasis on the cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus). American Museum novitates ; no. 2544 en_US
dc.title.alternative Small mammals en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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