Long-distance Movement of a Dispersing Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, in the Boreal Forest

Thomas S. Jung, Kieran S. O'Donovan, Todd Powell


We report an apparent long-distance, non-homing movement of 3044 ± 60 m made by a dispersing subadult male Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, in southeastern Yukon. Our observation is nearly twice the maximum distance previously recorded for non-homing Deer Mice, and apparently the longest dispersal movement recorded for this species.


Deer Mouse; Peromyscus maniculatus; dispersal; movements; Yukon

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v119i3.161

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