Study of rodents’ fauna of the Jiroft and Anbarabad townships in southeast of Iran

Document Type : Research articles

Authors

Ferdowsi mashhad

Abstract

In this study, rodent’s assemblages from Jiroft and Anbarabad townships in the southeast Iran, were studied. A total of 62 specimens were collected and identified during the period of June 2011 until September, 2012. The collected specimens consist of 10 species belonging to 10 genera and three families including: Muridae (Golunda ellioti, Acomys dimidiatus, Tatera indica, Nesokia indica, Meriones persicus, Mus musculus, Apodemus witherbyi, Rattus rattus), Cricetidae (Cricetulus migratorius), Ochotonidae (Ochotona rufescens). 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. Golunda ellioti Gray, 1837 and Acomys dimidiatus Cretzschmar, 1826 (Muridae, Rodentia) areas are recorded for the first time from southeast of Iran.

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