Desert acridian fauna (Orthoptera, Acridomorpha): Comparison between steppic and oasian habitats in Algeria.

@article{Moussi2011DesertAF,
  title={Desert acridian fauna (Orthoptera, Acridomorpha): Comparison between steppic and oasian habitats in Algeria.},
  author={Abdelhamid Moussi and Abderrahmane Abba and Abboud Harrat and Daniel Petit},
  journal={Comptes rendus biologies},
  year={2011},
  volume={334 2},
  pages={
          158-67
        }
}
Through monthly samplings of grasshoppers taken from five sites in oases and two in steppes in the area of Biskra, 45 species could be recorded. Four assemblages of species can be defined, two in the oasian zones, one in the stony steppe and a last one in the sandy steppe. The two oasian assemblages are interpreted in the light of a gradient of salinity and humidity determined by the vegetation. In each type of steppe, there is a spring sub-assemblage and a summer-autumnal one, but such a… CONTINUE READING

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