Object structure

Title:

Burrow structure of two gerbil species of Thar desert, India

Creator:

Goyal, S. P. ; Ghosh, P. K.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1993

Description:

We examined the seasonal changes in burrow structure of Indian gerbil Tatera indica (Hradwicke, 1807) and Indian desert gerbil Meriones hurrianae Jerdon, 1867 by excavating their natural burrows in the Thar desert of India. Burrow system of T. indica is of a simple "Y" shaped type with one or two surface openings whereas M. hurrianae tend to congregate in complicated and extensive burrow systems with numerous surface openings. T. indica showed a seasonal shift in maximum burrow depth, i.e. from 35 cm in winter to 45-50 cm in summer.M. hurrianae did not exhibit any seasonal change in burrow depth.

Subject and Keywords:

burrow structure ; India ; Meriones hurrianae ; Tatera indica ; Gołostópka indyjska ; Wieloskocz indyjski ; Myszoskoczek ; Indie ; nora

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

38

Issue:

4

Start page:

453

End page:

456

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.93-37

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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