oa Journal of East African Natural History - A June-July Census of Small Mammals on the Athi Plains, Kenya
|Article Title||A June-July Census of Small Mammals on the Athi Plains, Kenya|
|© Publisher:||East African Natural History Society|
|Journal||Journal of East African Natural History|
|Affiliations||1 Conservation Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.|
|Publication Date||Jan 1967|
|Pages||1 - 4|
|Keyword(s)||Breeding cycles, East Africa, Ecological studies, Habitat distribution, Small mammals, Soricids and Murids and Uganda high forest|
Ecological studies of small mammals in East Africa are scarce. What little intensive work that has been undertaken centres on observations of habitat distribution and breeding cycles. Southern and Hook collected data on the distribution of Soricids and Murids in Uganda high forest (1963a) and later studied the reproductive condition of some insectivores and rodents of Uganda and Kenya (1963b). Delany (1964) summarized all quantitative work on small mammals in Africa south of the Sahara and added his own results from trappings in Uganda. The following superficial observations, the first on the Athi Plains, are presented merely as a guidepost for further investigations.
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