Gorbunova I.M., Tretyakov K.A. 2012. Small mammals of some undeveloped area in Saint-Petersburg // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.11. No.2: 131–135 [in English].

Irina M. Gorbunova [irishg@yandex.ru], Anti-Plague Station of Saint-Petersburg, Nevelskaya str. 3, Saint Petersburg 198035, Russia;

Kirill A. Tretyakov [k-sanych@yandex.ru], Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, Saint-Petersburg 199034, Russia.

KEY WORDS: small mammals, biodiversity, density of population.

ABSTRACT: The specific structure and number of small mammals on 31 localities of undeveloped territories of Saint-Petersburg was investigated. In total 2648 small mammals belonging to 13 species were trapped. Their diversity increases from the centre of town to periphery. Majority of species were found in parks and urbanized forests located in city’s peripherals whereas the maximum amount of species per station did not exceed eight. The most abundant species were field mice Apodemus agrarius (Pallas, 1771) and bank voles Myodes glareolus (Schreber, 1780).

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