Original Research

The rodents and other small mammals of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park

J. A. J Nel, I. L Rautenbach, D. A Els, G de Graaff
Koedoe | Supplement | a580 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v27i2.580 | © 1984 J. A. J Nel, I. L Rautenbach, D. A Els, G de Graaff | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 1984 | Published: 01 December 1984

About the author(s)

J. A. J Nel, University of Pretoria, South Africa
I. L Rautenbach, Transvaal Museum, South Africa
D. A Els, University of Pretoria, South Africa
G de Graaff, National Parks Board of Trustees, South Africa

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Abstract

The state of knowledge pertaining to the biology of small mammals occurring in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park is reviewed with reference to completed and ongoing projects. Aspects of daily activity rhythms, habitat selection, diet, population fluctuations and changes in community structure, as well as reproduction are discussed. The zoogeography of the park is alluded to, and aspects which need ad-
ditional attention are mentioned.

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