February 17, 2022
Until recently, no comprehensive list of the mammals inhabiting the Virginia barrier islands or the adjacent Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Peninsula mainland existed. Thanks to the efforts of VMNH Curator of Mammals Dr. Nancy Moncrief, along with VMNH Research Associates Drs. John Porter and Raymond Dueser, both of whom are at the University of Virginia, such a list now exists.
Their article "Annotated Checklist of Terrestrial Mammals of the Virginia Barrier Islands and the Adjacent Delmarva Peninsula", which was published in Volume 28 of the 'Northeastern Naturalist', is based on specimens in the VMNH Mammal Collections, searches of records in other museum collections, a compilation of reports in the scientific literature and their personal communications, as well as their own extensive fieldwork from 1975–2020.
You can now download the paper in its entirety by visiting Dr. Moncrief's profile on the museum's website at www.vmnh.net/research-collections/research-areas/nancy-moncrief.