Southern Bog Lemming

Species Name: Synaptomys cooperi

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Highly variable, comprised of bogs, especially with sphagnum, sedge meadows in old-growth forest, clear-cuts in forests, open grasslands, orchards, post-fire successional communities, and even cornfields.

Threats to Survival

Destruction of habitat.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Protection of woodland vernal pools with understory, sedge meadows, and wooded wetland type habitats.