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By Dr. Georgy I. Shenbrot, Dr. Borris R. Krasnov, Dr. Konstantin A. Rogovin (auth.)

ISBN-10: 3642600239

ISBN-13: 9783642600234

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ISBN-13: 9783642642241

Rodents are conspicuous and significant parts of the barren region biome. Many basic suggestions in sleek neighborhood and behavioral ecology use them as a first-rate model.
This quantity compiles and generalizes information at the spatial constitution of barren region rodent groups, considering either international (biogeographic) and native (ecological) styles. it truly is in response to experiences of rodents in several deserts of the Northern Hemisphere (Karakum, Kyzylkum, Bet-Pak-Dala, Gobi, Thar, Chihuahua, Negev, and North Caspian deserts) in addition to on a radical research of the literature.

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9. Geographic distribution of the number of rodent species for Great Basin (A). -,.. ~no tl o ..... e: o C III 'Tl g no 6'p.. ;no g, o· o ~.

Pedunculatus, Pseudomys australus, P. desertor, P. hermannsburgensis, P. chapman~ Leggadina forresti, Notomys alexis, N. fuscus, N. cervinus Rattus velosissimus Mus musculus "New" endemic Sindian species are not yet extinct but have declined drastically in their range (Morton and Bayens 1985; Morton 1993). Other Australian desert rodents have also originated elsewhere. There have been at least two waves of prehistoric migration of rodents into Australia (Strahan 1983). Approximately 5-10 million years ago some murine rodents managed to enter Australia from the region of New Guinea and launched a further radiation forming two recent tribes, Hydromyini and Conilurini.

1988, respectively), whereas Mus musculus originated from northwest India {Din et al. 1996). Mus musculus occurs across all deserts of the world. However, we prefer not to take this species into account for the biogeographic analyses of deserts that lie outside the borders of the Palaearctic region because we assume that M. musculus superspecies (M. m. musculus and M. m. domesticus) was introduced there during the last 3-4 centuries. 2. Rodent species with different types of geographic range in the fauna of the Libyan province Type of geographic range Species Endemic Subendemic Gerbil/us amoenus, G.

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