Space Partitioning among Two Sympatric Species, Sand Cat (Felis margarita) and Rüppell's Fox (Vulpes rueppellii), in a Desert Landscape in Central Iran

  title={Space Partitioning among Two Sympatric Species, Sand Cat (Felis margarita) and R{\"u}ppell's Fox (Vulpes rueppellii), in a Desert Landscape in Central Iran},
  author={Hossein Akbari Feizabadi and Morteza Naderi and Sohrab Ashrafi and Mahmoud Hemami},
  journal={Polish Journal of Ecology},
  pages={194 - 204}
ABSTRACT This study evaluates and compares habitat preferences and spatial niche breadth and overlap between two sympatrically occurring species, the sand cat (Felis margarita) and Rüppell's fox (Vulpes rueppellii), in a desert landscape of central Iran. A field survey from 2014 to 2016 was conducted to collect occurrence points for the two species as well as to identify their structural characteristics of used habitats in the occurrences points. Jacobs' index as a measure of habitat preference… 
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