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Distribution, Dietary Breadth and Niche Overlap between Two Sympatric Mongoose Species Inhabiting Pir Lasura National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

Distribution, Dietary Breadth and Niche Overlap between Two Sympatric Mongoose Species Inhabiting Pir Lasura National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

Faraz Akrim1,2, Tariq Mahmood1,*, Muhammad Sajid Nadeem3, Siddiqa Qasim1, Shaista Andleeb1 and Hira Fatima1

1Department of Wildlife Management, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
2Department of Zoology, University of Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
3Department of Zoology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi

*      Corresponding author: tariqjanjua75@uaar.edu.pk

 

Fig. 1.

Distribution of Indian grey mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii) in and around Pir Lasura National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, as is shown by occurrence of its various direct and indirect signs in the study area.

Fig. 2.

Kernel density estimation of Indian grey mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii) signs in and around Pir Lasura National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. The size of the Search radius was 2000 m whereas, cell size used was 20m. Dark red areas show sites having high abundance of mongoose signs.

Fig. 3.

Map showing distribution of small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) in and around Pir Lasura National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, as indicated by occurrence of its various direct and indirect signs in the study area.

Fig. 4.

Kernel density estimation of small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) signs in and around Pir Lasura National Park, Pakistan Search radius was 2000 m whereas, cell size used was 20m. Red areas show sites having high abundance of mongoose signs.

Fig. 5.

Variation in frequency of prey species in the diet of Indian grey mongoose and small Indian mongoose.

Fig. 6.

Niche breadth of two sympatric mongoose species (Indian grey mongoose and Small Indian mongoose) occurring in and around Pir Lasura National Park, AJ&K, Pakistan. L, Niche breadth; Lst, standardized niche breadth (Value 0-1).

Fig. 7.

Prey species diversity index, prey species richness and evenness in diet of two sympatric mongoose species (Indian grey mongoose and Small Indian mongoose) in and around Pir Lasura National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 51, Iss. 4, Pages 1203-1598

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