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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...
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United States Bureau of Survey
||246 x 189 x 20mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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