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Distribution of Ord's kangaroo rats in southeastern Alberta

Description

Ord's kangaroo rat occurrence in Alberta is well documented for the Middle Sand Hills; however, there was sufficient uncertainty regarding the geographic distribution of this endangered species to warrant specialized surveys in other sand hill areas. Surveys were conducted for kangaroo rats from May through August 2001 in the vicinities of Hilda, Manyberries, and Purple Springs. Discovery of kangaroo rat populations in any of these areas would be significant because it could potentially reduce or refute the apparent geographic isolation of the northern population. One small population of kangaroo rats was discovered in a new vicinity near the Middle Sand Hills, on the south side of the South Saskatchewan River. Despite this single discovery, the surveys reaffirmed that kangaroo rats have a limited geographic distribution in Alberta and are presumably genetically isolated from more southern conspecifics.

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kangaroo rats mammals rats species at risk wildlife conservation wildlife management

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 63

Extent

27 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Contributor

Gummer, David

Contributor

Robertson, Sandi

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2003-01-01

Date Added

2015-12-23T21:33:43.090291

Date Modified

2003-01-01

Date Issued

2003-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778523446

ISBN (print)

0778523438

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

2674103

Local Identifier

Publication no. I/096

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