Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2004, pp. 55–57. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 1, 2004, pp. 65–68. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Gromov, Eszhanov. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS On the Biology of the Five-Toed Pygmy Jerboa (CARDIOCRANIUS PARADOXUS Satunin, 1902) in Kazakhstan: New Data 1 2 V. S. Gromov and B. Eszhanov Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii pr. 33, Moscow, 119071 Russia Zoological Institute, Ministry of Science and Education of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan Received April 4, 2003 Key words: Cardiocranius paradoxus, distribution, abundance, habitat, behavior. The ﬁve-toed pygmy jerboa (C. paradoxus) belongs morphological parts, taking into consideration the com- to a rare species of the faunas of Russia, Kazakhstan, position of dominant plant species and their coverage. and Mongolia (Berman, 1962; Smirnov, 1971; Orlov Pygmy jerboas were caught by hand using only a et al., 1972; Kapitonov, 1977; Kucheruk et al., 1980). ﬂashlight, without any other tools. The animals were In Kazakhstan, where this species was ﬁrst discovered weighed in a bag, and their sex and age were deter- in 1970 (Smirnov, 1971), it inhabits only the regions mined. To identify the jerboas after subsequent captures located north of Lake Balkhash.
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