Occurrence of Rüppell’s Fox, Vulpes rueppelli, and Sand Cat, Felis margarita, in Syria

@article{Serra2007OccurrenceOR,
  title={Occurrence of R{\"u}ppell’s Fox, Vulpes rueppelli, and Sand Cat, Felis margarita, in Syria},
  author={G. Serra and Mahmud Scheisch Abdallah and Ghazy al Qaim},
  journal={Zoology in the Middle East},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={102 - 99}
}
Ruppell’s fox Vulpes rueppelli (Schinz 1825) and Sand cat Felis margarita (Loche 1858) were detected and identified several times during period May 2000 and December 2001 within a protected area of the central Syrian desert, in proximity of the ancient and world renown ruins of Palmyra (34.562o N, 38.280o E). The occurrence of both species was suspected in Syria, but not certain according to recent IUCN reviews (Cat Specialist Group 2002, Sillero-Zubiri et al. 2004). 
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