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    Author(s): Timothy S. McCay; Mark J. Komoraoski; William M. Ford
    Date: 1999
    Source: The Journal of Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 115(4), 1999, pp. 316-318
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) is a semi-aquatic insectivore, commonly found near marshy areas and streams. We report two captures of star-nosed moles from a xeric, upland pine forest more than 500 m from the nearest persistent source of water. Both captures occurred during rainy nights, suggesting that star-nosed moles use rain events as opportunities for dispersal through upland habitats.

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    McCay, Timothy S.; Komoraoski, Mark J.; Ford, William M. 1999. Use of an Upland Pine Forest by the Star-Nosed Mole, Condylura Cristata. The Journal of Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 115(4), 1999, pp. 316-318

    Keywords

    Star-nosed mole, Condylura cristata, pine forests, dispersal.

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