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).
Folivorous taxa dominated local assemblages only in the Turkestan Desert, followed in importance by granivores.
Carnivory was common in Australia, omnivory in Australia and South America, and folivory was pronounced in the Turkestan Desert.