2009 /40/1

ISSN: 0024-7774 (print), 1804-6460 (online)
Vedoucí redaktor: Benda Petr

Current distribution of the Alpine Marmot (Marmota marmota) in the Nízke Tatry Mts., Slovakia (Rodentia: Sciuridae) [Súčasné rozšírenie svišťa vrchovského (Marmota marmota) v Nízkych Tatrách (Rodentia: Sciuridae)]

Altogether 1592 marmot burrows were recorded in the Nízke Tatry Mts. and their altitude was measured using GPS equipment. 21 colonies were found on the northern and 19 colonies on the southern side of the main mountain range. Three burrow systems (colonies) were abandoned, the rest was composed of…

Potravní preference hrabošů a biodiverzita drobných zemních savců na vlhkých orchidejových loukách (Rodentia: Arvicolinae) [Food preferences of voles and biodiversity of small terrestrial mammals in wet orchid meadows (Rodentia: Arvicolinae)]

Food preference of small rodents to consume the roots of wild plants was studied on three wet meadows in southern Bohemia (Czech Republic) in 2002–2007. Small mammals were sampled for three nights in the autumnal periods in these meadows; 100 snap traps per a site, two 25-trap-rows in meadow parts…

Distribution and conservation management of the Root Vole (Microtus oeconomus) populations along the Danube in Central Europe (Rodentia: Arvicolinae) [Rozšírenie a ochranársky manažment populácií hraboša severského (Microtus oeconomus) v str

The endangered Mehelyi’s root vole, Microtus oeconomus mehelyi Éhik, 1928, is the rarest vole subspecies in Central Europe. The decrease in its population size and numbers has justified the strict protection of this subspecies in Slovakia since 1965, and in Hungary since 1974. In addition, Mehelyi’s…

Stránská skála jeskyně: glacialní společenstvo hlodavců (Rodentia) ze staršího středního pleistocenu [Early Middle Pleistocene glacial community of rodents (Rodentia): Stránská skála cave]

A small mammal assemblage from the Stránská skála cave in Brno (about 200 m from the famous section Stránská skála 1) is reported. The assemblage (MNI=175) was obtained from sedimentary infill underlying the surface bone deposit of Ursus deningeri. Although it exhibits structural features typical of…

Effect of colony size and reproductive period on the emergence behaviour of a maternity colony of Daubenton’s Bat (Myotis daubentonii) occupying an artificial roost (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Vliv velikosti kolonie a období reprodukčního cyklu

Emergence behaviour of a maternity colony of Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii) occupying an artificial roost was studied between 1999 and 2009 in South Bohemia, Czech Republic. The time of emergence of the first bat (TFB), rather than the median time of emergence, was used in the analysis, as…

Bat diversity in two large towns of the Upper Thrace, Bulgaria (Chiroptera) [Diversita netopýrů ve dvou velkých městech Horní Thrakie, Bulharsko (Chiroptera)]

Bats of the Upper Thracian valley in southern Bulgaria were poorly studied, and the information on urban fauna in the Balkan Peninsula was scarce. Therefore, our study was aimed at the two largest towns of this region – Plovdiv and Stara Zagora. Nine bat species were newly recorded in Plovdiv…

K faune hmyzožravcov (Erinaceomorpha, Soricomorpha) a hlodavcov (Rodentia) Národného parku Muránska planina a blízkeho okolia (stredné Slovensko) [On the fauna of insectivores (Erinaceomorpha, Soricomorpha) and rodents (Rodentia) of the Muránska planina N

The paper presents new data on the distribution of small mammals (Erinaceomorpha, Soricomorpha, and Rodentia) in the Muránska planina National Park (central Slovakia) and adjacent areas, gathered in the period 1981–2009. The new records were obtained by trapping (using snap-, pitfall- and…

První nález myšivky horské (Sicista betulina) v povodí Chvalšinského potoka (jižní Čechy) (Rodentia: Dipodidae) [First record of the Northern Birch Mouse (Sicista betulina) in the Chvalšinský potok basin (southern Bohemia, Czech Republic) (R

An individual of the northern birch mouse (Sicista betulina) was observed in the eastern part of the Boletice military training area (southern Bohemia, Czech Republic) on 18 May 2007. The sighting took place in abandoned wet meadows in a creek flood plain. Possible occurrence of the species in the…

Unusual occurrence of the Bicoloured White-toothed Shrew (Crocidura leucodon): perspective from Slovenia (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) [Neobvyklý výskyt bělozubky bělobřiché (Crocidura leucodon): slovinská zkušenost (Soricomorpha: Soricidae)]

Bicoloured white-toothed shrew was recorded in Slovenia from dry and termophilous oak, hop hornbeam and beech forests, from mainland beech forests and high altitude mountain pine stands. Although Crocidura leucodon seems to be more abundant in open habitats, its presence in forests is evidently not…

Addendum to the revised catalogue of cetaceans (Cetacea) in collections in the Czech Republic [Doplněk k revidovanému katalogu kytovců (Cetacea) ve sbírkách v České republice]

An addendum to the previously published list of cetacean specimens in several Czech collections (Robovský & Benda 2006) is given, based on a detailed survey across a large number of institutions (museums, castles, churches, etc.). In the collection of National Museum Praha (NMP), we found additional…

Tigers (Panthera tigris, P. sondaica and P. sumatrae) in the Collection of the Museum für Tierkunde Dresden (Carnivora: Felidae) [Tygři (Panthera tigris, P. sondaica a P. sumatrae) ve sbírkách Zoologického musea D

In the Senckenberg Natural History collection Dresden, Museum für Tierkunde Dresden there are specimens of five tiger forms, which are briefly introduced with morphometric data. The material includes four skulls of the extinct Javan tiger Panthera sondaica sondaica, one skull of the Sumatran tiger,…

Vydra riečna (Lutra lutra) v Národnom parku Nízke Tatry – výberová bibliografia [Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) in the Nízke Tatry (Lower Tatras Mts.) National Park (Slovakia) – selected bibliography]

This paper comprises comprehensive bibliography on the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in the Nízke Tatry (Low Tatras Mts.) National Park. Otter is autochthonous species in water streams in this territory. 143 documents or literary sources were found, both published (126 items) and unpublished (17),…