The database includes information on the observations of burrows of greater mole-rats (Spalax microphthalmus) in habitats E1.2 and E1.13 within Luhansk region (Ukraine) according to the results of analysis of Google satellite images.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Vasyliuk O (2021): Distribution of Spalax microphthalmus in Luhansk region (Ukraine) according to remote probing of the Earth.. v1.0. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence. https://gbif.univer.kharkov.ua/resource?r=spal_micro1&v=1.0
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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 6766f9d3-c680-46c0-8efa-375e39718b93. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
Occurrence; Luhansk region; greater mole-rat; Spalax microphthalmus; distant probing; Occurrence
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The data is collected from the territory of Luhansk region of Ukraine.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [47.798, 37.848], North East [50.078, 40.166]|
The points of reistration of greater mole-rats (Spalax microphthalmus) are shown.
As a result of the analysis of satellite images of the Google Earth service, the information about the distribution of Spalax microphthalmus burrows within the habitats of type E1.2 and E1.13 (the vast majority of the population) was obtained.
|Study Extent||A study of the spatial location of Spalax microphthalmus burrows in the Luhansk region during field trips from 2007 to 2020 showed that in the steppe habitats of type E1.2 and especially E1.13 Spalax microphthalmus are easily identified in high-precision Google satellite images. Emissions around the burrows, consisting mainly of crystalline chalk, stand out well against the general background of the habitat. The methodology was verified in Svativskyj, Starobilskyj and Novopskovskyj districts of Luhansk region in 2020 with the participation of our colleague Brian Milakovsky.|
|Quality Control||The author is fully responsible for the quality of data provided in the dataset.|
Method step description:
- 1. The data set is based on Google satellite images from 2019.
- 2. Coordinates were obtained from to the places, where emissions around the burrows, consisting mainly of crystalline chalk, stand out well against the general background of the habitat.