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A study on the migrations of murine rodents in urban environments
- Tolkachev, O. V.
- Russian journal of ecology 2016 v.47 no.4 pp. 399-404
- Apodemus uralensis, Clethrionomys glareolus, landscapes, mice, tetracycline, urban areas, urbanization
- The migrations of murine rodents and their capacity for overcoming various obstacles in urbanized environments have been analyzed. Animals marked with tetracycline were captured at different distances from the marking plot. The maximum distance of movement along a straight line was 2030 m for the pygmy wood mouse (Sylvaemus uralensis Pall.) and 430 m for the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus Schr.). It was revealed that the pygmy wood mouse can successfully cross various types of landscape discontinuities which can act as movement barriers.