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Stylodipus telum (Lichtenstein, 1823)

Synonym
  • Dipus telum Lichtenstein, 1823
Vernacular Name
Thick-tailed Three-toed Jerboa
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RDBUkr: Вразливі
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This species occurs in steppes and desertified steppes in E Ukraine, N Caucasus, W Turkmenistan, W Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan; E to N Xinjiang, China (Shenbrot et al. 1995, Wilson and Reeder 2005). The range is fragmented: besides the major part of the range from the Caspian Sea to China there are several isolated populations. The two isolated populations in the European part of the range are represented by two different subspecies, S. t. falz-feini and S. t. turovi. A widespread species that is relatively common in at least parts of its range. The Ukrainian subspecies S. t. falz-feini is naturally rare. It has a restricted range (extent of occurrence c.8,000 km2), and its area of occupancy is fragmented and declining as a result of habitat loss and degradation. The other European subspecies S. t. turovi is relatively common, and despite population decline since the 1960s it remains abundant in some parts of the area, e.g. Tsimlyansk. Inhabits deserts and desertified steppes. In Europe it is usually distributed in hilly sands in river valleys, and arid areas, often with trees. Active at dusk and night. Enters hibernation with first frost. Lives in complex burrows, often occupies jird burrows. Feeds on seeds and partly on insects. Reproduction is once a year with litter size of 3-6 young.
Book reference
  • Селюніна З.В. Зміни складу теріофауни регіону Чорноморського заповідника в результаті інвазії видів (історія вивчення ссавців та господарського освоєння) // Праці Теріологічної Школи. - 2014. - Т.12. - С.69-80.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Chordata
Gnathostomata
Mammalia
Muriformes
Dipodidae