Turkestan Desert


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Related to Turkestan Desert: Gobi Desert, Sahara Desert, Turkestani, Thar Desert
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Noun1.Turkestan Desert - a desert in Turkmenistan to the south of the Aral Sea
Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen - a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
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These data include sites in the Thar Desert (S = 10 species at 15 sites), the Turkestan Desert (including the Kazakhstan, Kyzyl-Kum, Kara-Kum, and Dagesthan Deserts; S = 15 species at 36 sites), three regions of the Gobi Desert (east, central, and west; S = 18 species at 98 sites), and the Negev Desert of Israel (S = 11 species at 54 sites).
Sites in the Turkestan Desert possessed significantly more folivorous species than did other deserts (ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 7 OMITTED], Table 1).
Folivorous taxa dominated local assemblages only in the Turkestan Desert, followed in importance by granivores.