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Mammal Checklists of the United States

Missouri River Mitigation Projects

Omaha District, Nebraska


THREATENED AND ENDANGERED: MAMMAL

The Southern Flying Squirrel, common in many eastern states, is found in Nebraska only in the southeastern corner along forested bluffs of the Missouri River. It is considered threatened in Nebraska. Flying Squirrels are only half the size of other tree squirrels and are nocturnal. They have large ears and eyes. Extra folds of skin on either side from wrist to ankle give them the ability to glide. Their broad, flat tail serves as a stabilizer. In winter, they "roost" in a common nest for warmth. Acorns and hickory nuts are their main diet. The flying squirrel is scarce because its habitat, a narrow band of forest along the river's edge, is in demand for cropland and waterfront property.


MAMMALS
___Opossum
___Least Shrew
___Short-tailed Shrew
___Eastern Mole
___Big Brown Bat
___Red Bat
___Hoary Bat
___Raccoon
___Mink
___Long-tailed Weasel
___Striped Weasel
___River Otter
___Coyote
___Red Fox
___Bobcat
___Beaver
___Muskrat
___Woodchuck
___Thirteen-lind. Ground Squirrel
___Franklin's Ground Squirrel
___Eastern Chipmunk
___Gray Squirrel
___Eastern Fox Squirrel
___Southern Flying Squirrel
___White-footed Mouse
___Deer Mouse
___Meadow Jumping Mouse
___Western Harvest Mouse
___Hispid Pocket Mouse
___Meadow Vole
___Prairie Vole
___Woodland Vole
___Southern Bog Lemming
___House Mouse
___Eastern Cottontail
___Whitetail Deer

This resource is based on the following source:
Department of the Army and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. 
     No date. Wildlife of Missouri River Mitigation Projects, Corps of 
     Engineers, Omaha District. Department of the Army and the National 
     Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Department of the Army and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. 
     No date. Wildlife of Missouri River Mitigation Projects, Corps of 
     Engineers, Omaha District. Department of the Army and the National 
     Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Unpaginated. Jamestown, ND: Northern 
     Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govomamamm.htm 
     (Version 12SEP00)

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