2010 /41/1

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

Ryšavka tmavopása (Apodemus agrarius) – nový druh cicavca Podunajskej roviny (Rodentia: Muridae) [Striped Field Mouse (Apodemus agrarius) – a new mammal species in the Danube Lowland of Slovakia (Rodentia: Muridae)]

The distribution range of the striped field mouse, Apodemus agrarius (Pallas, 1771), consists of two isolated regions including parts of the Palaearctic and Oriental regions. The western boundary of its range stretches through central Europe approximately in the curvature from southern Denmark…

Drobní savci Přírodního parku Prokopské a Dalejské údolí, Praha (Eulipotyphla, Chiroptera, Rodentia) [Small mammals of the Prokopské and Dalejské údolí Nature Park, Prague, Czech Republic (Eulipotyphla, Chiroptera, Rodentia)]

The paper gathers up the results of long-time investigations on the small mammals of the Prokopské and Dalejské údolí Nature Park (SW edge of the Prague agglomeration). In all, 28 species have been found, i.e. less than a half of the total number of small mammal species found in the Czech Republic…

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]

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…

Drobní savci Svitavské pahorkatiny (východní Čechy) (Eulipotyphla, Chiroptera, Rodentia) [Small mammals of the Svitavská pahorkatina Upland (Eastern Bohemia, Czech Republic) (Eulipotyphla, Chiroptera, Rodentia)]

The small mammal fauna inhabiting the Svitavská pahorkatina Upland (Eastern Bohemia) was studied over the 2006–2010 period. The region, 1700 km2 in approximate area, is largely agricultural (woodland not exceeding 30%), with a relatively poor network of streams. The region corresponds to 19 quadrats…

Noteworthy records of Myotis myotis and Myotis blythii in Turkey (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Významné nálezy netopýra velkého (Myotis myotis) a netopýra východního (Myotis blythii) v Turecku (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)]

Among 38 bat species recorded in Turkey, the greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) and the lesser mouse-eared bat (Myotis blythii) are the most common. They occur sympatrically in natural and anthropogenic roosts. Field trips aimed to evaluate the potential distribution range of these two taxa in…

Some new records of bats from Morocco (Chiroptera) [Něco nových nálezů netopýrů z Maroka (Chiroptera)]

New records of bats resulting from two surveys in 2008 and 2010, focused mainly on southern regions of Morocco, are presented. Altogether 19 bat species were recorded in Morocco s.str. and only one species, Pipistrellus kuhlii s.l., was documented from the Western Sahara. This bat remains the only…

Influence of some methodological modifications on trapping efficiency and mortality of small terrestrial mammals (Rodentia) [Vplyv niektorých metodických modifikácií na efektivitu odchytu a mortalitu drobných zemných cicavcov (Rodentia)]

Live trapping of small terrestrial mammals was carried out in a mature fir-beech forest. Influence of trap type, bait type and frequency of checks on trapping effectiveness and mortality was examined. Two dominant rodent species Apodemus flavicollis and Myodes glareolus were used as model animals.…

Reintroductions of the European Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) in Central Europe (Rodentia: Sciuridae) [Reintrodukce sysla obecného (Spermophilus citellus) ve střední Evropě (Rodentia: Sciuridae)]

We collected primary data on 13 European ground squirrel reintroduction projects carried out in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland since 1989. During these projects more than 3,200 ground squirrels were reintroduced at 15 sites or used for reinforcement of 5 populations. Reintroductions can be…

Syntopic occurrence of the Garden Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) and the Edible Dormouse (Glis glis) in a montane climax spruce forest (Rodentia: Gliridae) [Syntopický výskyt plcha zahradního (Eliomys quercinus) a plcha velkého (Glis

Here we provide an unequivocal evidence of syntopic occurrence of the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) and the edible dormouse (Glis glis) in a talus habitat in the montane climax spruce forest (Piceion abietis: Calamagrostio villosae-Piceetum) in the Bohemian Forest (Czech Republic). Whereas the…

A case of reversed sexual size dimorphism in a polygynous small mammal, Apodemus flavicollis (Rodentia: Muridae) [Prípad obráteného veľkostného pohlavného dimorfizmu u ryšavky žltohrdlej Apodemus flavicollis (Rodentia: Muridae)]

In the present study we analysed the occurrence and magnitude of sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in body weight and length of Apodemus flavicollis. We studied three different populations living at two localities in Slovakia: a lowland deciduous forest representing an optimal habitat (Sur Nature…

New record and current status of Nyctalus lasiopterus in Ukraine (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [Новая находка и современный статус Nyctalus lasiopterus в Украине (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)]

An immature male of the greater noctule, Europe’s largest bat species, was netted on the Ilya River (51° 24’ N, 29° 37’ E) in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (northern Ukraine) during the night of 29–30 July 2009. This is the first record of the species in Ukraine in the last 50 years. All available…

Chov jelena milu (Elaphurus davidianus) v zoologických zahradách České republiky (Artiodactyla: Cervidae) [Breeding of the Pere David’s Deer (Elaphurus davidianus) in zoological gardens of the Czech Republic (Artiodactyla: Cervidae)]

The Pere David’s deer has been kept in six Czech zoos: Prague (since 1955), Ostrava (since 1974), Ohrada (1983–1991), Brno (since 1988), Zlín-Lešná (1992–1999) and Chomutov (since 2002). The young (n=174) were born independent on temperature conditions within a relatively short two-month interval,…

Adult coloured juveniles of Apodemus flavicollis (Rodentia: Muridae) [Dospelo sfarbené juvenily Apodemus flavicollis (Rodentia: Muridae)]

In this paper we describe an interesting case of adult coloration in juveniles of Apodemus flavicollis (Melchior, 1834). It is well known that juveniles and also subadults of wood mice of the subgenus Sylvaemus are gray and they change this juvenile coloration to adult coloration when they mature.…

K výskytu plcha zahradního (Eliomys quercinus) v Krušných horách (Rodentia: Gliridae) [On the occurrence of the Garden Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) in the Krušné hory Mts., Czech Republic (Rodentia: Gliridae)]

On 9 July 2010, two dead and three living juveniles of the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) were found in the Vlčí jámy Natural Monument (Krušné hory Mts., Karlovy Vary Dist., Czech Republic). Later on, on 10 August 2010 a live-trapping session was conducted at the same locality, which provided…

Nové poznatky o rozšíření plcha velkého (Glis glis) v Krušných horách (Rodentia: Gliridae) [New records of the Fat Dormouse (Glis glis) in the Krušné hory Mts. (Czech Republic) (Rodentia: Gliridae)]

Three new records of the fat dormouse (Glis glis) in the Bohemian part of Krušné hory Mts are reported and discussed with published data on its distribution. Potential threats of the fat dormouse population living in southern mountainside of the Krušné hory Mts. are discussed.

První nález netopýra pobřežního (Myotis dasycneme) v západních Čechách (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) [First record of Myotis dasycneme in western Bohemia, Czech Republic (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)]

A male pond bat (Myotis dasycneme) was captured at the entrance of the old mine named “Bludná-Wildbahner”, Hřebečná, Krušné hory Mts., Czech Republic on 12 September 2010. This is the first record of the Pond Bat in the western half of Bohemia. Although intensive bat monitoring has been carried out…

První nálezy bělozubky bělobřiché (Crocidura leucodon) v Třeboňské pánvi [First records of the Bicoloured White-toothed Shrew (Crocidura leucodon) in the Třeboň Basin (Czech Republic)]

Occurrence of the bicoloured white-toothed shrew (Crocidura leucodon) was for the first time recorded in the Třeboň Basin in the mapping squares no. 6854 and 6954 (localities Frahelž and Novosedly nad Nežárkou, 430 and 460 m a. s. l. respectively). These records confirm continuing expansion of this…

Revised catalogue of ceratomorph ungulates in the collection of the National Museum Prague and several other collections in the Czech Republic (Perissodactyla: Rhinocerotidae, Tapiridae) [Revidovaný katalog ceratomorfních kopytníků sbírky Národního musea

A commented list of tapir and rhinoceros specimens deposited in the collection of the National Museum in Prague and several other Czech collections is presented. The list contains 186 specimens and 190 collection items of ceramorphs, belonging to two species of tapirs (Tapirus indicus, T.…