An assessment of historical records of Wolverine (Gulo gulo) from New Brunswick

Authors

  • Graham J. Forbes University of New Brunswick
  • Donald F. McAlpine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v134i2.2383

Keywords:

Wolverine, Gulo gulo, New Brunswick, historical record

Abstract

We assessed selected historical reports and original archival records of Wolverine (Gulo gulo) in New Brunswick. Wolverine range in the Maritimes region of Canada is based on a widely accepted 1904 report of extant museum skulls from Canterbury Station, New Brunswick, which is discounted here. However, we report at least 15 pelt export records from the 18th century and conclude that Wolverines appear to have been uncommon, but present, over much of New Brunswick until at least 1794, and seem to have been extirpated from the province by the middle of the 19th century.

Author Biography

Graham J. Forbes, University of New Brunswick

Director, NB Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit;

Professor, Fac. Forestry and Environmental Management;

Professor, Fac, Science (Biology)

Published

2020-09-21

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