|SREL Reprint #0504|
Reproductive Patterns of Some Small Mammals in South Carolina
J. O’Farrell, Donald W. Kaufman, John B. Gentry and Michael H. Smith
Reproductive cycles of the shrew, Blarina brevicauda,
and three rodents, Peromyscus gossypinus, Ochrotomys nuttali
and Sigmodon hispidus, were examined from lands of the ERDA
Savannah River Plant near Aiken, South Carolina. The information was collected from 1955 to 1973 and all
species demonstrated bimodal reproductive cycles with peaks of activity in the
spring and fall. Sigmodon hispidus
and P. gossypinus had an equal intensity of effort during both
seasons while B. brevicauda had a greater spring effort and O.
nuttali a greater fall effort.
SREL Reprint #0504
O'Farrell, M.J., D.W. Kaufman, J.B. Gentry, and M.H.
Smith. 1977. Reproductive patterns of some small mammals in
South Carolina. Florida Scientist 40:76-84.