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Table 1 Structure of the rodent communities sampled and numbers of hosts studied during 2000-2012

From: Babesia behnkei sp. nov., a novel Babesia species infecting isolated populations of Wagner’s gerbil, Dipodillus dasyurus, from the Sinai Mountains, Egypt

Year of study Host species Site (wadi) No. of rodents
   W. El Arbaein W. Gebel W. Gharaba W. Itlah Total by species Total by year
2000 Acomys dimidiatus 58 28 28 46 160  
  Acomys russatus 4 4 1 6 15  
  Dipodillus dasyurus 3 6 2 2 13 188
2004 Acomys dimidiatus 43 43 60 70 216  
  Acomys russatus 1 8 3 8 20  
  Dipodillus dasyurus 4 16 7 0 27 263
2008 Acomys dimidiatus 66 43 52 80 241  
  Acomys russatus 3 6 3 8 20  
  Dipodillus dasyurus 2 15 2 0 19 280
2012 Acomys dimidiatus 64 46 52 58 220  
  Acomys russatus 0 7 2 9 18  
  Dipodillus dasyurus 14 22 16 0 52 290
Total by site Acomys dimidiatus 231 160 192 254 837  
  Acomys russatus 8 25 9 31 73  
  Dipodillus dasyurus 23 59 27 2 111  
Overall Total no. of rodents 262 244 228 287   1021