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    Bocherens, Hervé Mashkour, Marjan and Billiou, Daniel 2000. Palaeoenvironmental and Archaeological Implications of Isotopic Analyses (13C,15N) from Neolithic to Present in Qazvin Plain (Iran). Environmental Archaeology, Vol. 5, Issue. 1, p. 1.

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  • Print publication year: 1968
  • Online publication date: March 2008

9 - MAMMALS

from PART 1 - THE LAND
Summary
About 129 species of mammals are found in Iran. Iranian fauna is classified as Palearctic species, Endemic species, Indian species, Africa species, and mixed species. Iranian mammals have responded in different ways to the physiological difficulties caused by a dry climate and variations in temperature. Insectivora have not acclimatized well; with the exception of hedgehogs, they are limited in number and variety. Of the domestic animals, Iranian saddle-horses are famous. There are numerous donkeys, and it is claimed that the special breed called "bandari" results from a cross with onagers. The cattle of the Caspian coast are of small stature; bulls (but not cows) have a hump like that of the zebu; Although, Iran is not threatened with the imminent extinction of all her larger fauna, certain species such as the Caspian tiger, are already in the course of disappearing.
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The Cambridge History of Iran
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  • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521069359
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