Records of mounds built by the Steppe Mouse (Mus spicilegus) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Greece [Nálezy kurgančiků myši panonské (Mus spicilegus) (Mammalia: Rodentia) v Řecku]

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Lynx, new series | 2007/38/1

Two mounds made by the steppe mouse were found near Vlaherna, distr. Arta, Epeirus, Greece. They were hidden among dense and tall vegetation in balks along a small maize fi eld. On October 18, mounds already contained store chambers full of spikes of Yellow bristle grass (Setaria pumila), Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) and maize (Zea mays) seeds. This confi rms that even in the lowlands of western Greece where winters are fairly mild, steppe mice retain their specific behaviour of making mounds containing winter food stores.

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