Small mammals found in discarded bottles in alpine and pre-alpine areas of NW-Italy
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Centro Ricerche in Ecologia Applicata
Amministrazione Provinciale di Como, Servizio Caccia
Centro Studi "Arvicola", Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Publication date: 1997-12-28
Hystrix It. J. Mamm. 1997;9(1-2)
Abstract 189 bottles and 6 cans, containing the remains of 904 small mammals were collected in alpine and pre-alpine areas of Piedmont, Aosta Valley and Lombardy. The following taxa were recorded: Sorex alpinus, Sorex araneus, Sorex minutus, Neomys fodiens, Crocidura leucodon, Crocidura suaveolens, Eliomys quercinus, Clethrionomys glareolus, Microtus arvalis, Microtus multiplex/subterraneus, Microtus savii, Chionomys nivalis, Apodemus spp., Mus domesticus, Soricidae was the best represented family in the sample (73.5% of the specimens found), with a different occurrence of Crocidurinae and Soricinae in xerothermic and non-xerothermic areas.
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