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New Records for Sorex hoyi (American Pygmy Shrew) in Alabama

Author:
Czech, Helen A., Bohlman, Allison A., Sutton, William B.
Source:
Southeastern naturalist 2017 v.16 no.3 pp. 464-472
ISSN:
1528-7092
Subject:
Sorex, adults, amphibians, pitfall traps, reptiles, shrews, surveys, Alabama, William B. Bankhead National Forest
Abstract:
We report the first records of Sorex hoyi (American Pygmy Shrew) for Lawrence County, AL. We discovered 5 specimens in a specimen lot stored at Alabama A&M University. The shrews were incidental captures collected from pitfall traps used to study amphibian and reptile communities in the William B. Bankhead National Forest. A follow-up survey at the same sites during December 2015 resulted in the capture of 1 adult American Pygmy Shrew. Surveys at additional sites in Madison, Lawrence, and Winston counties, AL, during 2015–2016 yielded no further specimens. These records are 120 km southwest of the nearest records in Jackson County, AL, and expand the known southernmost edge of the geographic range by 35 km.
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5947135