Many distributions reflect the clear imprint of the late Wisconsinan glaciation (Smith, 1957), such as the relictual distributions of the southern bog lemming
(Synaptomys cooperi) (Wetzel, 1955; Connor, 1959) and the persistence of the boreal red-backed vole (Myodes gapperi) on mountaintops in New Mexico (Bailey, 1932).
There are two distinct versions (different color phases and poses) of each of 11 small mammals that generally live in grasslands, along creeks/ponds, or woodland edges of Midwestern habitats: Eastern Chipmunk, Franklin's Ground Squirrel, Eastern Mole, Plains Pocket Gopher, Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel, Northern Short Tailed Shrew, Southern Bog Lemming
, Meadow Vole, Meadow Jumping Mouse, Deer Mouse, and Northern Grasshopper Mouse.
The bog lemming
is widespread and quite rare, but seldom taken, because it does not respond well to bait.
There are other possible environmental issues, such as impacts on Bicknell's thrush and the northern bog lemming
, as well as the project's location in a relatively undeveloped forestland area.
Today, the northern bog lemming
ranges across Canada and into Alaska but does not occur in Michigan.
Such species as moose, deer, black bear, beaver, loon, broad-winged hawk, blue-spotted salamander, and brook trout are common in the proposed park and preserve, which also shelters rarer creatures such as the bald eagle, Canada lynx, pine marten, northern bog lemming
, blueback trout, and Atlantic salmon.
The southern bog lemming
is represented by a single, slightly damaged, upper M3.
Invasion of the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) in southeastern Kentucky and its possible impact on the southern bog lemming
A total of 79 small mammals was trapped at Naval Support Activity Crane, Martin County, Indiana, including 23 short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda), 21 least shrews (Cryptotis parva), 11 prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster), 7 southeastern shrews (Sorex longirostris), 5 smoky shrews (Sorex fumeus), 4 meadow jumping mice (Zapus hudsonius), 3 white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus), 2 meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus), 2 pygmy shrews (Sorex hoyi), and 1 bog lemming
The Northern Bog Lemming
ranges from north of Lake Superior to Alaska and the northern Canadian provinces; the Southern Bog Lemming
occurs from about the northeastern quadrant of the United States to somewhat north of Lake Superior and to Nova Scotia in the East (Kurta 1995, maps, 179 and 181).
A new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) was found in the feces and intestinal contents of the southern bog lemming
, Synaptomys cooperi Baird, 1858, from St.
He listed six species as probably occurring: star-nosed mole, least shrew, masked shrew, southern bog lemming
, American badger and coyote.