masked shrew


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commonest shrew of moist habitats in North America

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Only ticks from hosts that produced a minimum of 10 newly molted nymphs were tested for infection, with the exception of flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans), masked shrews (Sorex cinereus), and American robins (Turdus migratorius), which had low tick loads.
Species Powerline 1 2 3 Total Southern red-backed 4 12 10 26 vole, Myodes gapperi Montane vole, Microtus 2 4 0 6 montanus Ermine, Mustela erminea 0 0 0 0 Bushy-tailed woodrat, 0 1 0 1 Neotoma cinerea North American 21 26 13 60 deermouse, Peromyscus maniculatus Masked shrew, Sorex 11 11 6 28 cinereus Cinereus shrew, Sorex 2 5 4 11 monticolus American water shrew, 0 1 0 1 Sorex palustris Golden-mantled ground 0 0 0 0 squirrel, Spermophilus lateralis Least chipmunk, Tamias 7 16 9 32 minimus Red squirrel, 0 0 10 10 Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Western jumping mouse, 3 3 0 6 Zapus princeps Total individuals 50 79 52 181 Species richness 7 9 6 10 Chao 1 [+ or -] 1 SE 7 [+ or -] 10 [+ or -] 6 [+ or -] 0.
The purpose of this paper is to summarize information on the mammal fauna, including the presence of three previously undocumented species in Hendricks County: the masked shrew (Sorex cinereus), and two species of cricetid rodent, the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) and the western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis).
Southern flying squirrels, striped skunks, and masked shrews all transmitted A.
No long-tailed shrews (genus Sorex) were taken at Goose Pond, although two species are possibilities, the masked shrew, Sorex cinereus, and the southeastern shrew, Sorex longirostris.
The vagrant shrew (Sorex vagrans) and the masked shrew (Sorex cinereus) are abundant throughout western Montana.
Sorex cinereus, the masked shrew, is known from one central Texas deposit, Cave Without a Name, dating near the Wisconsinan-Holocene boundary.
hylophaga), masked shrew (Sorex cinereus), and dusky shrew (S.
In addition, the masked shrew would be expected at Glendora but not at Crane, as it occurs throughout the state except in the unglaciated hills.
Holling (1959) attributed functional and numerical responses of the masked shrew (Sorex cinereus) to changes in the abundance of the European sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer), the major prey item at his study area.
The masked shrew (Sorex cinereus) and the meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) were taken sparingly in the bottoms and in the uplands.
Recently, Long and Gehring (1995) reported a partially albinistic masked shrew (Sorex cinereus) and argued persuasively that such bold white coloration contradicts Murray's rule of pattern development and size dependence.
Like the masked shrew, the short-tailed shrew was taken mostly in moist habitats.
Precipitation, particularly rain between dusk and dawn, has been shown to affect the activity of shrews (Bider, 1968), including the masked shrew Sorex cinereus (Doucet and Bider, 1974; Vickery and Bider, 1978).