Biodiversité des rongeurs dans les agrosystèmes du sud est Tunisien : cas des Oliveraies et des champs d’Orge
K. ETTISS 1,2
M. CHAMMEM 1
T. KHORCHANI 1
1 Laboratory of Livestock and Wildlife, Institute of Arid Regions of Medenine, Medenine 4119 – Tunisia
2 National Agricultural Institute of Tunis - University of Carthage, 43 Avenue Charles Nicolle, Tunis 1082- Tunisia.
Abstract – Our study presents an inventory of rodents in southeastern Tunisia. The species were caught in two agro-systems: The olive groves and the barley fields. Sampling period coincides with fructification phases which are marqued by the importane of rodents impact. The random trapping method was performed using 20 snap traps installed in the selected sites. Six species were captured and they belong to one family: it is the family of Muridea. Two species of Murinae were caught in olive groves (Meriones libycus and Psammomys obesus) and six species were found in barley fields: two Murinae (Meriones libycus, Psammomys obesus) and four Gerbillinae (Gerbillus henleyi, Gerbillus nanus, Gerbillus pyramidium and Gerbillus tarabuli).