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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 4
Surveying wildlife roadkills in the West Bank Governorates-Palestine

Imadeddin Albaba

The paper aimed at surveying wildlife roadkills in the West Bank Governorates-Palestine from January 2016 till January 2017. The present survey results, thirteen target wildlife species were recorded, of which eight mammals and five reptiles corresponding to 78 (58%), and 56 (42%) accordingly. The mammal's species, include the following Species (Procavia capensis, Erinaceus concolor, Vulpes ruppellii, Hyaena hyaena, Sus scrofa, Gazella gazelle, Hystrix indica, and Lepus capensis), and the reptiles, Species include (Testudo graeca, Chamaeleo chamaeleon, Vipera paleastinae, Hemorrhois nummifer and, dolichophis jugularis).
The roadkills of mammalian species were higher in number (78) individuals when compared with the roadkills of reptiles species (56). The females were dominating among mammal's roadkills, and males were dominating among the recorded reptile's roadkills. The maximum frequency of road-kills was in the spring and summer months of the years, while the lowest frequency was during the autumn and winter months of October–March.
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How to cite this article:
Imadeddin Albaba. Surveying wildlife roadkills in the West Bank Governorates-Palestine. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(4):910-913.
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