Life History of Small Mammals in Fallow Fields

Yasushi TAKADA
1983 Journal of the Mammalogical Society of Japan  
There were trapped large Japanese field mouse (Apodenus specious), house mouse (Mus musculus molossinus), harvest mouse (Micromys minutus), Japansese white-toothed shrew (Crocidura dsinezumi) and greater Japanese mole (Mogera kobeae), of which the field mice and the house mice were predominant. Estimated by their composition captured at each trap station, habitat segreagtion seem to be distinct between three rodent species. The field mice were limited to tall weed or grass-lands with dense
more » ... growth (for example, the vegetation of Solidago altissima, Miscanthus sinensis or Phragmites communis), whereas the house mice centered on short grasslands (for example, the vegetation of Bromus unioloides, Setaria viridis, Panicum bisulcatum and so on). However the harvest mice were not intensively restricted to specific habitats.
doi:10.11238/jmammsocjapan1952.9.109 fatcat:duo6pmjaj5gj7bzmxyry6qgt54