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Diversity and distribution of rodent and shrew species associated with variations in altitude on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mulungu, L.S.
dc.contributor.author Makundi, Rhodes H.
dc.contributor.author Massawe, Apia W.
dc.contributor.author Machang'u, Robert S.
dc.contributor.author MbiJe, Nsajigwa
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-22T07:11:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-22T07:11:43Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/959
dc.description Mammalia 2008; 77: 178-185 en_US
dc.description.abstract A total of 750 rodents and shrews were trapped in sev- eral sites on Mount (Mt.) Kilimanjaro and in two lowland sites between October 2002 and August 2003. Species diversity variations with altitude and their distribution were established. Diversity of species varied with vege- tation type, being highest in the forest and lowest in the lowland areas. The distribution patterns and species diversity of the rodents and shrews were also influenced by habitat complexity and heterogeneity. Species rich- ness was higher in the forest compared to the other areas. The study generally shows that the Mt. Kilimanjaro has high rodent and shrew species diversity and richness. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SUA - VLIR en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Walter de Gruyte en_US
dc.subject Mt. Kilimanjaro en_US
dc.subject Distribution en_US
dc.subject Rodents en_US
dc.subject Shrews en_US
dc.subject Species diversity en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Diversity and distribution of rodent and shrew species associated with variations in altitude on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url DOI:101515/MAMM.2008.021 en_US


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