Small Mammals

Howard Shellhammer

in Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780520274297
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780520954014 | DOI:
Small Mammals

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This chapter is primarily about the small rodents and shrews of tidal salt marshes. Emphasis is given to the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) and several endangered shrews (Sorex), but more common species such as meadow mice (Microtus) are also discussed. Attention is given to the effects of marsh destruction, fragmentation, and incompleteness on these small mammals, especially the great reduction and loss of the high marsh zone throughout the San Francisco Bay region.

Keywords: small mammals; tidal salt marsh; salt marsh harvest mouse; Suisun shrew; salt marsh wandering shrew; high marsh zone

Chapter.  7037 words. 

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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