Drobní savci ve sběrech Ústavu půdní biologie BC AV ČR v Českých Budějovicích [Small mammals collected by the Institute of Soil Biology BC AS CR, České Budějovice, Czech Republic]
Karel Tajovský, Miloš Anděra
|Citation||TAJOVSKÝ, Karel a ANDĚRA, Miloš . Drobní savci ve sběrech Ústavu půdní biologie BC AV ČR v Českých Budějovicích [Small mammals collected by the Institute of Soil Biology BC AS CR, České Budějovice, Czech Republic]. Lynx, new series. Prague: National Museum, 2010, 41(1), 83–94. ISSN 0024-7774 (print), 1804-6460 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/lns/41-1/drobni-savci-ve-sberech-ustavu-pudni-biologie-bc-av-cr-v-ceskych-budejovicich-small-mammals-collected-by-the-institute-of-soil-biology-bc-as-cr-ceske-budejovice-czech-republic|
In the course of research on invertebrate soil fauna carried out by the Institute of Soil Biology, Biology Centre AS CR, České Budějovice, in 1995–2009 in various regions of Central Europe, over 3000 specimens of small terrestrial mammals were collected by pitfall trapping as well. They were identified by the Department of Zoology, National Museum (Natural History) in Prague. In the presented review, each locality is identified by its land register, district abbreviation and, if exists, the name of a large-scale protected area, altitude above sea-level, number of mapping quadrat (mapping network KFME geographic co-ordinates roughly 12×11 km in quadrat size), habitat, and date of capture. The collections come from 97 localities in four countries (68 in the Czech Republic, 18 in Slovakia, 9 in Poland, and 2 in Germany) lying mostly in small-size or large-size protected areas. The numbers of small mammals captured in the individual localities varies from 1 to 374. In all, 19 species have been identified (8 insectivore and 11 rodent species). However, the bulk of the material consists of two soricid insectivores, viz., Sorex araneus (1365 inds., 44.3%) and Sorex minutus (1121 inds., 36.4%). The results obtained are a contribution to the mapping of the species in question (some of the records of Sorex alpinus, Neomys anomalus, Crocidura leucodon, and Sicista betulina being of particular faunal importance) or the knowledge of their ecology (e.g., the occurrence of Micromys minutus at about 1400 m a. s. l., the highest lying locality known in Central Europe so far).