In a study of small mammals of openings in the Dismal Swamp of Virginia, seven species were obtained using pitfall traps. Samples included several species rarely caught in the Swamp - seven specimens of the Dismal Swamp subspecies of the southern bog lemming, Synaptomys cooperi helaletes, the first collected in this century; two least shrews, Cryptotis parva; and 15 southeastern shrews, Sorex longirostris fisheri . Results are compared to previous studies, conducted primarily in forested habitats, in which the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus, and the golden mouse, Ochrotomys nuttalli, were numerically dominant.
Original Publication Citation
Rose, R. (1981). Small mammals in openings in Virginia's Dismal Swamp. Brimleyana, 6(1), 45-50.
Rose, Robert K., "Small Mammals in Openings in Virginia's Dismal Swamp" (1981). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 429.