A survey of the non-flying small mammals at several elevations in and around Crocker Range Park
A survey was conducted on the non-flying small mammals (<1 kg) at three elevations (500 m, 1,000 m and 1,400 m a.s.l.) inside the Crocker Range Park (CRP) and one elevation (100 m above sea level) outside of the CRP. The purpose of the survey was to document several aspects of the small mammal community structure at these elevations. The variations in habitat structure and habitat-use patterns of the small mammals were described to explain the observed differences in the small mammal community structure across different elevations. Total trapping effort was 1,080 trap-nights with 106 individuals of small mammals comprising 14 species and five families were caught at all elevations combined. One murid rodent, Niviventer rapit, caught at 1,400 m a.s.l. is a new record for the CRP.