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Check list of the mammals of Tussen-die-Riviere Provincial Nature Reserve, Free State Province, South Africa

J.P. Watson
Koedoe | Vol 49, No 1 | a108 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v49i1.108 | © 2006 J.P. Watson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 December 2006 | Published: 18 December 2006

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J.P. Watson, Environmental and Economic Affairs, South Africa

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Abstract

Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve falls within the Eastern Mixed Nama-Karoo Biome. The surface area is approximately 23 000 ha and it is located in a summer rainfall region. Sixty six different mammal species were recorded for the reserve over the past 13 years which constitutes 65 % of the indigenous mammals recorded for the Free State Province. The highest number of species for the rodents and insectivores were recorded in riverine habitat but the highest abundance were recorded in rocky habitat and was constituted by only one species, Aethomys namaquensis.

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Check list; Distribution; Mammals; Conservation area; South Africa

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