Mammals of Podillia: taxonomy and changes of fauna composition during last century
Authors: Zagorodniuk I., Pirkhal A.
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A detailed analysis of the description of the mammal fauna of the Podolian Upland in comparison with 90 years old data (Khranevich, 1925) is presented. In the general combined list of fauna there are 78 species, incl. by orders: Leporiformes – 2 sp., Muriformes – 31 sp., Soriciformes – 8 sp., Vespertilioniformes – 16 sp., Caniformes – 16 sp., Cerviformes – 5 species. Initial species list is less than the general combined list of species for 28 species for both periods of the study. These differences between species lists These differences between both species lists adjusted in order to separate the unequivocal changes in the fauna of the changes in views on its composition and on the criteria for distinguishing closely related species. In this case, a basic list of the fauna includes 74 species, from which 6 species have disappeared and than 10 species were added (invasion, expansion, introduction). The index of rotation of the species composition of fauna is IFR = 10,8%, and in 100 years scale IFR100 = 12,0%.