SAN MIGUEL ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY

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SAN MIGUEL ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY:

  • Native terrestrial mammals:
Island deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus streatori)
Island fox (Urocyon littoralis littoralis)
  • Non-native terrestrial mammals: None
  • Native amphibians: None
  • Native reptiles:
Fence Swift (Sceloporus occidentalis)
Alligator lizard (Elgaria multicarinatus)
Channel Islands Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps pacificus)


BOTANY: The flora of San Miguel Island includes about 209 native taxa, 18 California Islands endemics, and 82 non-native taxa for a total of 291 species.


 The natural distribution of at least 18 of the island’s native taxa is restricted to two or more of the California islands.

One insular plant species, Castilleja mollis, is now known only from Santa Rosa Island but previously occurred on San Miguel Island as well.