Terrestrial small mammal diversity and abundance in central Benin: comparison between habitats, with conservation implications

@article{Nicolas2010TerrestrialSM,
  title={Terrestrial small mammal diversity and abundance in central Benin: comparison between habitats, with conservation implications},
  author={V. Nicolas and A. Natta and P. Barri{\`e}re and Arnaud Delapr{\'e} and M. Colyn},
  journal={African Journal of Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48},
  pages={1092-1104}
}
We performed a terrestrial small mammal species inventory in the Agoua and Wari-Maro forest reserves (Benin). Four localities were sampled, and in each locality, three habitats were surveyed: dense forest, open forest or woodland savannah and shrub savannah. This is the first comprehensive inventory for small mammals in central Benin. We captured 794 small mammals representing twenty species (six shrew species, fourteen rodent species). Three new species that need to be described were recorded… Expand
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