Small mammals of the Zambezi wetlands




Small mammals make up a significant proportion of the mammal fauna of the Zambezi Basin. With the exception of the poorly known otter-shrew, Potamogale velox (known only from Mwinilunga District in NE Zambia), there are no specialized mammals occurring in the basin that are entirely dependent on wetlands. Yet wetlands are important habitats for small mammals; floodplains support fluctuating populations of rats and mice, as do riparian forests and woodlands, and shrews exploit the abundance of invertebrates found there. Bats are particularly well-adapted to exploit insect prey foraging over floodplains and open water, provided roosts are available on wetland margins.








- Sofala;
- Tete;
- Zambézia


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas


- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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