Record long-distance movement of a Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, in a New England montane boreal forest

Connor M. Wood, Shawn T. McKinney

Abstract


We report a single-season, non-homing movement of 4287 ± 10 m by an adult male Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, in western Maine, United States, in summer 2014. The movement was achieved in two stages: 927 ± 3 m in four days and an additional 3360 ± 10 m in 44 days. This is approximately 40% greater than the previously documented maximum linear movement for an individual of this species.

Keywords


Deer Mouse; dispersal; Maine; movement; Peromyscus maniculatus

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v129i2.1699



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