A review of Lebanese mammals. Lagomorpha and Rodentia

Authors

  • Robert E. Lewis,

    1. Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanonss
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    • ‡Department of Zoology and Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 50010, U.S.A.

  • Joanne H. Lewis,

    1. Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanonss
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    • ‡Department of Zoology and Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 50010, U.S.A.

  • Sana I. Atallah

    1. Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanonss
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    • §Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 06268, U.S.A.


  • *Portions of this study were supported by grants from the Arts and Sciences Rockefeller Research Committee, American University of Beirut, and the United States Public Health Service (grant number AI05512).

Abstract

Mammals belonging to the orders Lagomorpha and Rodentia collected in the Republic of Lebanon during the past seven years in conjunction with an ectoparasite survey are reported. Keys to the families, subfamilies, genera and species are presented. Fifteen species of verified occurrence within the political boundaries of Lebanon are discussed and four additional species of possible occurrence are mentioned. Tables of external and cranial measurements are included.

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