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Use of an Upland Pine Forest by the Star-Nosed Mole, Condylura CristataAuthor(s): Timothy S. McCay; Mark J. Komoraoski; William M. Ford
Source: The Journal of Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 115(4), 1999, pp. 316-318
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe 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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CitationMcCay, 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
KeywordsStar-nosed mole, Condylura cristata, pine forests, dispersal.
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