A High Elevation Record of the Star-nosed Mole (Condylura cristata) in Northeastern Vermont

Ryan W. Norris, C. William Kilpatrick

Abstract


A single male Star-nosed Mole, Condylura cristata, was captured in a rock pile at the top of East Mountain (elevation 1042 m; 3240 ft) in northeastern Vermont. Although known from high elevations (up to 1676 m; 5500 ft) in southern U.S. states, this species was not known to occur above 573 m (1880 ft) in the northern part of its range. This record is also important in confirming that C. cristata has some climbing ability when travelling above ground.

Keywords


Star-nosed Mole; Condylura cristata; elevation; talus; Vermont

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v121i2.447



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