Population ecology of Elliot's short-tailed shrew and least shrew
in ungrazed tallgrass prairie manipulated by experimental fire, p.
The least shrew
(Cryptotis parva) occurs throughout much of the eastern United States and ranges southward through Mexico into Panama (Hall 1981).
2] euthanized laboratory animal carcasses, prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) or least shrews
(Cryptotis parva); mealworms (Tenebric sp.
The most interesting species of small mammal known from Goose Pond were the least shrew
(discussed above), the bog lemming, Synaptomys cooperi (one taken by us and one taken by Dale Sparks), and the least weasel, Mustela nivalis.
This analysis was not performed on the North American least shrew
(Cryptotis parva), southeastern shrew (Sorex longirostris), and meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) due to small samples.
As a part of this study, Simpson (1999) reported a substantial range extension on the least shrew
The European common shrew (Sorex araneus) and the least shrew
(Cryptotis parva), which have been bred in captivity; exhibit gestation periods ranging from 21 to 24 days (Mock and Conaway, 1976; Godfrey, 1979).
However, it was a very interesting assemblage as it might resemble that of drier portions of earlier prairie in this area, and it contained two species relatively uncommon in surveys, the least shrew
and the bog lemming.
1986), and the least shrew
(Cryptotis parva, Elder, 1960).
The woodland vole (Microtus pinetorum), least shrew
(Cryptotis parva), and the bog lemming (Synaptomys cooperi), were taken in low numbers in the uplands, but none were taken in the bottoms.
In north-central Texas, the least shrew
has been reported previously only from Cooke, Denton and Montague counties (Davis & Schmidly 1994).
Species not previously collected in Newton County were the least shrew
(Cryptotis parva), the woodland vole (Microtus pinetorum), and the little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus).
Breeding period of the least shrew
(Cryptotis parva (Say)) and new localities of some cricetid rodents in Texas.
Overall, eight species of rodents and one species of insectivore totaling 36 individuals were captured: hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus, 12 individuals in all habitats), marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris, 7 individuals), cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus, 6 individuals), white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus, 3 individuals), pygmy mouse (Baiomys taylori, 3 individuals), eastern wood rat (Neotoma floridana, 2 individuals), deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus, 1 individual), fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens, 1 individual) and least shrew
(Cryptotis parva, 1 individual).
We expect that two additional shrew species are present, the southeastern shrew (Sorex longirostris) and least shrew
(Cryptotis parva), although no individuals were taken.