Mammals from Southeastern Alaska

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Co-author: James S. Findley
Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,196 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.2
LoC Category: QL
Downloads: 628
Added to site: 2010.04.29
mnybks.net#: 27530
Origin: gutenberg.org
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1) the Alcorns obtained specimens from localities not previously visited in the vicinity of Anchorage and Haines and from Sullivan Island, a small, timbered island in the Lynn Canal. A part of the funds for field work was made available by the Kansas University Endowment Association. The loan of specimens for comparative study from the Biological Surveys Collection of the United States National Museum is acknowledged.

=Sorex obscurus alascensis= Merriam. Dusky Shrew.--Comparison of two specimens from 7 miles SSE Haines and eight from Sullivan Island (six from the northeast end of the island and two from the southeast end) with topotypes of Sorex obscurus longicauda Merriam from Wrangell, Alaska, and with topotypes of Sorex obscurus alascensis from Yakutat, Alaska, shows that our specimens are intermediate between the two named kinds. However in nine of ten characters these specimens more closely resemble S. o. alascensis than S. o. longicauda. Measurements of specimens from Wran

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