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We tested the prey-base hypothesis to determine whether selection of red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) midden sites (cone caches) by American martens (Martes americana) for resting and denning could be attributed to greater abundance of small-mammal prey. Five years of livetrapping at 180…
Author(s): Dean E. Pearson, Leonard F. Ruggiero
Keywords: red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, American martens, Martes americana
Source: Canadian Journal of Zoology. 79(8): 1372-1379.
Year: 2001