Mammals of Pennsylvania Online Resource

Common Name: Southern Bog Lemming




Scientific Name:
Synaptomys cooperi  

Grasslands and damp grassy forest clearings are preferred sites in Pennsylvania.

Herbivorous - grasses, succulent vegetation, ferns, fungi, mosses, and occasional insects.

Interesting Facts:
Although this mammal looks similar to several of the voles that occur in the Commonweath, it can be distinguished by its grooved upper incisors, extremely short tail, and grizzled, gray-brown fur.

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