Mammals of the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, Kansas

TitleMammals of the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, Kansas
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsFinck, EJ, Kaufman, DW, Kaufman, GA, Gurtz, SK, Clark, BK, McLellan, LJ, Clark, BS
JournalThe Prairie Naturalist
Pagination153 -166
Accession NumberKNZ00111
Keywordstallgrass prairie

An annotated list of the mammals was compiled from trapping records and observation for the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (KONZA), a tall-grass prairie in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas. Thirty-one species, 1 opossum, 2 shrews, 1 mole, 1 rabbit, 17 rodents, 7 carnivores, and 2 ungulates, were recorded. Habitat use and range for each species were included relative to our experience with the animals on KONZA. Percent composition of small mammals was presented by habitat type for 15 species captured on 26 permanent live traplines from autumn 1981 to spring 1984. The likelihood of occurrence on KONZA was disscused for 15 species (8 bats, 1 hare, 2 rodents, and 4 carnivores) not presently recorded for the site