Study of rodents’ fauna of the Jiroft, Kerman Province in southeast of Iran

Document Type : Research articles


Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran


In this study, rodent’s assemblages from Jiroft and Anbarabad townships in the southeast Iran, were studied. A total of 54 specimens were collected and identified during the period of June 2011 until September, 2012. The collected specimens consist of 9 species belonging to 9 genera and two families including: Muridae (Golunda ellioti, Acomys dimidiatus, Tatera indica, Nesokia indica, Meriones persicus, Mus musculus, Apodemus witherbyi, Rattus rattus), Cricetidae (Cricetulus migratorius). Standard external morphological and morphometric characteristics, including cranial and dental characters are given. The family Muridae with eight species, showed the highest diversity among the families represented here. Tatera indica showed the high frequency compare to other species examined in this study.


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