Rodents and Lagomorphs of British Columbia

Rodents and Lagomorphs of British Columbia

Author: David W. Nagorsen

Publisher: Royal BC Museum

ISBN: 0772652325

Category: Nature

Page: 410

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Rodents comprise the world's largest and most diverse group of mammals. British Columbia is home to 45 species, ranging in size from the tiny Western Harvest Mouse to the bulky Beaver and in abundance from the ubiquitous Deer Mouse to the rare and endangered Vancouver Island Marmot. Just 7 species of lagomorphs inhabit the province: 5 rabbits and hares, and 2 pikas. People often regard many of these small mammals as pests or vermin, but their importance to the province's ecosystems cannot be overlooked. Because of their abundance, rodents and lagomorphs are vital prey species for raptors and carnivores. Burrowing species help aerate soils. Some rodents, such as chipmunks, voles and flying squirrels, eat fungi and disperse their spores throughout the forest. In Rodents and Lagomorphs of British Columbia, David Nagorsen provides the latest information on these mammals. He discusses their general biology, including diet, behaviour, adaptations and relations with humans. Illustrated keys to help identify all 52 species in the province. Each species description includes illustrations and comparisons with other species, as well as natural history, range (with distribution map), taxonomy and conservation status.
Rodents and Lagomorphs of British Columbia
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: David W. Nagorsen
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Royal BC Museum

Rodents comprise the world's largest and most diverse group of mammals. British Columbia is home to 45 species, ranging in size from the tiny Western Harvest Mouse to the bulky Beaver and in abundance from the ubiquitous Deer Mouse to the rare and endangered Vancouver Island Marmot. Just 7 species
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Language: en
Pages: 169
Authors: David W. Nagorsen, Royal British Columbia Museum
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: UBC Press

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Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Joseph A. Cook, Stephen O. MacDonald
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-15 - Publisher: University of Alaska Press

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Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Briony Penn
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-15 - Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Briony Penn
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-21 - Publisher: TouchWood Editions

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