The Pothwar plateau is a habitat of seven rodent species (Roberts, 1997); the lesser bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis), the short-tailed mole rat (Nesokia
indica), the Indian gerbil (Tatera indica), the soft-furred field rat (Millardia meltada), the desert jird (Meriones hurrianae), the bush rat (Golunda ellioti) and Mus species.
have been found in Isfahan Province (Iran) (4).
Among muridoid rodents there are semiaquatic (Nectomys, Cricetidae), subterranean (Nesokia
, Muridae), subterranean-terrestrial (Hypogeomys, Nesomyidae), arboreal (Uromys, Muridae), animalivorous (Selevinia, Gliridae), frugivorous (Apodemus, Muridae), and herbivorous (Phloeomys, Muridae) species (see Miljutin, 2009 for an explanation of these terms).
The present study was conducted to investigate how (Nesokia
indica) activities impact on soil fertility.
Short tailed mole rate (Nesokia
indica) was sighted at head Qadirabad (relative abundance 0.015) and Khanki (relative abundance 0.033) during present study.
A total of 1571 animals were captured belonging to species of Nesokia
indica, Mus musculus, Mus budooga, Millardia meltada, Tatera indica and Golunda elliotti.
Hair samples of domestic animals that were taken as reference materials included goat (Capra hircus), sheep (Ovis aries), cow (Bos taurus), buffalo (Bubalis bubalis) and dog (Canis familiaris); whereas those of wild animals included red fox (Vulpes vulpes),Wild hare (Lepus americanus), Himalayan Palm Civet (Paguma larvata), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Rhesus monkey (Macaca mullata), large Indian mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii), house rat (Rattus rattus), house mouse (Mus musculus), Lesser Bandicoot rat (Bandicota bengalensis), Indian gerbil (Tatera indica), and soft-tailed mole rat (Nesokia
The short-tailed mole rat (Nesokia
indica) was tested to determine the preference towards various cereals viz.
Species of economic importance associated with the crop were: Bandicota bengalensis, Nesokia
indica and Tatera indica.
Evaluation of four fumigants against the short-tailed mole rat, Nesokia
indica Gray and Hardwicke, 1932.