Translator Disclaimer
1 September 2007 Double Captures of Peromyscus leucopus (White-footed Mouse and Ochrotomys nuttalli (Golden Mouse)
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

We report the first interspecific double captures (n = 14) of Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse) and Ochrotomys nuttalli (golden mouse). Intraspecific double captures of white-footed mice (57.0% of all double captures) were heterosexual (likely mating pairs). Overall, 62.0% of the double captures for both species were heterosexual, suggesting that there appears to exist a strong conspecific, heterosexual odor preference. The large number of intra- and interspecific double captures (n = 103) also suggests minimal interference or exploitation competition between these two small mammal species of similar body mass and life histories.

Cory C. Christopher and Gary W. Barrett "Double Captures of Peromyscus leucopus (White-footed Mouse and Ochrotomys nuttalli (Golden Mouse)," Southeastern Naturalist 6(3), 407-412, (1 September 2007). https://doi.org/10.1656/1528-7092(2007)6[407:DCOPLW]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 September 2007
JOURNAL ARTICLE
6 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top