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North American Fauna Volume 41-48 (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350
North American Fauna Volume 41-48 (Paperback): United States Bureau of Survey
North American Fauna Volume 41-48 (Paperback): United States Bureau of Survey

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North American Fauna Volume 41-48 (Paperback)

United States Bureau of Survey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ...of this race agree well with specimens from Georgia--the type region. Peromyscus polionotus albifrona Osgood. White-fronttm Beach Mouse. Peromyscus polionotus albifrons Osgood, North Amer. Fauna No. 28, p. 108,1909. The white-fronted beach mouse, a pale race of the old-field mouse, is confined in Alabama, so far as is known, to the drifting sand dunes along the coast of Baldwin County; it may occur, however, in sandy tracts at some distance from the coast and doubtless intergrades with Peromyscus p. polionotus in some of the southern counties. Mobile Bay apparently forms a barrier to its westward distribution, as no signs of its presence have been found on the beaches of Mobile County or on the Gulf coast of Mississippi (fig. 1). In the dunes which extend along the Gulf coast from the Little Lagoon eastward to the mouth of Perdido Bay these mice occur in abundance in situations where their pale colors harmonize with the very light-colored sand. They seem to be most numerous in the line of dunes nearest the surf, where the cover is very sparse, consisting of stunted live-oak bushes, yaupon, pokeberry, patches of "sea oats" (Uniola particulate/, ), and a few low herbaceous plants. Here their tracks and trails are seen everywhere in the sand, leading in and out among the clumps of sea-oats or from one clump of bushes to another. The mice dig little burrows in the sand, usually beneath a bush, the entrance holes being usually small and round, though sometimes larger than the size of the animal. Most of these entrances are left open, but a few were found closed with sand. On the rolling sand flats nearer the bay, where the growth of bushes and palmetto scrub is more dense, the mice were found in smaller numbers. The stomach of one contained remains of r...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: United States Bureau of Survey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-76826-8
Barcode: 9781130768268
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-76826-0

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