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Current Status of Mammal Fauna on Jindo Island, Korea

  • Oh, Hong Shik (Faculty of Science Education, Jeju National University) ;
  • Park, Seon Mi (Faculty of Science Education, Jeju National University) ;
  • Kim, Yoo Kyung (Faculty of Science Education, Jeju National University) ;
  • Han, Sang Hyun (Educational Science Research Institute, Jeju National University) ;
  • Lee, Hwa Jin (Faculty of Science Education, Jeju National University) ;
  • Ha, Jeong Wook (Division of Ecological Survey Research, National Institute of Ecology)
  • Received : 2016.11.09
  • Accepted : 2016.12.09
  • Published : 2016.12.31

Abstract

In the present study, to explore the current status of mammals that inhabit Jindo Island, Jeollanam-do, South Korea, a survey was conducted from July 6 to July 9, 2016. Using several survey methods, such as Sherman's live trap, footprint, caves, excretions, and road-kill investigations, the mammals observed on Jindo Island were found to be from 5 orders and 9 families, including 12 species in total. Among them, three species of small mammals were Mogera wogura, Crocidura shantungensis, and Apodemus agrarius. Additionally, two legally protected species were found through excretion observations. Lutra lutra and Prionailurus bengalensis, which were designated to endangered wild animal classes I and II, respectively. The survey results can be used as a valuable resource for identifying the distribution and habitat status of mammals in the Jindo-gun area, as well as for building a database for ecosystem preservation.

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