Microenvironments and activity patterns of burrow-dwelling muskrats ( Ondatra zibethicus) in rivers.

Robert P. Brooks

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Abstract

Burrows were located near herbaceous and emergent vegetation in lentic waters. Construction was limited by bank height, slope and soil texture. Nocturnal foraging and movements to and from shelters were the principal activities. Linear home range estimates were 250-400 m. The significance of habitat and density factors with respect to the ecology of muskrats in rivers is discussed.-from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalActa Zoologica Fennica
Volume173
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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activity pattern
soil texture
home range
burrow
shelter
ecology
vegetation
habitat
river
water
dwelling

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Microenvironments and activity patterns of burrow-dwelling muskrats ( Ondatra zibethicus) in rivers. / Brooks, Robert P.

In: Acta Zoologica Fennica, Vol. 173, 01.01.1985, p. 47-49.

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