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Westward expansion of the tawny-bellied cotton rat (Sigmodon fulviventer) in west-central New Mexico

Southwestern Naturalist

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https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909(2005)050[0273:WEOTTC]2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

In New Mexico, the tawny-bellied cotton rat (Sigmodon fulviventer) previously was known only from central and southwestern parts of the state. In central New Mexico, most records were from areas of tall grass and marshes associated with the middle Rio Grande valley. In 2003, we discovered S. fulviventer in grassy and marshy habitats >100 km west of the Rio Grande in west-central New Mexico. Because past surveys in this region did not report captures of Sigmodon, we suspect our distributional records represent recent westward expansion of S. fulviventer in the state.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Westward expansion of the tawny-bellied cotton rat (Sigmodon fulviventer) in west-central New Mexico
Series title:
Southwestern Naturalist
DOI:
10.1894/0038-4909(2005)050[0273:WEOTTC]2.0.CO;2
Volume:
50
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
Southwestern Association of Naturalists
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
274
Last page:
277