Cichocki, Jan; Gabryś, Grzegorz
January 2008
Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Przyrodniczego we Wroclawiu: Biolog;2008, Vol. 56 Issue 566, p17
Academic Journal
The aim of the present work was to fill out some gaps in the knowledge of Micromammalia of Racibórz Basin (South Poland). This area is one of the most poorly studied as far as mammals of Poland are concerned. Until now, 18 species of small mammals were recorded, including six species recorded for the first time in the present work. The species of mammals were identified basing on the remains found in the pellets collected in church towers for the project ‟The role of sacral buildings in conservation of the barn owl Tyto alba„. There were 197 pellets collected at three localities: Pietrowice Wielkie, Lubowice, and Racibórz, in 2000. Remains of 485 vertebrate individuals were found in the collected pellets. Of these 98.8% were mammal prey and 1.2% were birds. Among mammals 13 species were identified. Common vole Microtus arvalis predominated among mammalian prey.


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