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Author (up) Gvozdetskiy N.A.
Title Altitudal landscape zones Type Miscellaneous
Year 1970 Publication Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 142-151
Keywords Central Asia; geobotany; zoogeography; mountain zones; Animals; snow leopard.; 6840; Russian
Abstract It provides geobotanic and zoogeographic description of vertical landscape zoning. Particularly, in alpine meadows and meadow steppes and partially zone of mountain plateau (“syrt”) of highland, the common species are argali (Ovis ammon poloi), ibex (Capra sibirica sakeen), snow leopard (Felis uncia), Tien Shan bear (Ursus arctos leuconyx), and red pica; very numerous are marmots and vole (Microtus gregalis). The bird fauna includes Himalayan snow-cock (Tetraogallus himalayensis), Alpine chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus), chough (P. pyrrhocorax), horned lark (Eremophila alpestris), rosefinch species. There are many waterfowl birds on the lakes. There are many Central Asian, particularly Tibetan species among the animals inhabiting highlands of the Tien Shan.
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Notes Full text available in RussianJournal Title: Physical geography of the USSR. Approved no
Call Number SLN @ rana @ 662 Serial 364
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