By Richard Hoath
A box consultant to the Mammals of Egypt is the 1st complete box consultant to each mammal species recorded in modern Egypt, from gazelle to gerbil, from hyena to hyrax. every one mammal species is defined intimately, as regards to id positive aspects, prestige, habitat, and conduct, and with comparisons to related species. A map is usually supplied for every species, truly displaying its present, and every so often ancient, diversity. each species is meticulously illustrated the bats and sea mammals in exact black-and-white illustrations, all different species in scientifically actual colour plates. extra vignettes emphasize elements of mammal habit, disguise the trivia of such good points because the nose-leafs and ear constitution of many of the bat species, and illustrate the tracks and trails of the commonly encountered mammals. this is often an necessary reference paintings for somebody attracted to the flora and fauna of Egypt, from expert biologists to abandon tourists and amateurs. additionally, because it describes and illustrates each whale and dolphin species recorded in Egyptian waters, together with the purple Sea, will probably be of detailed importance to a person diving within the area. The ebook is compact, effortless to slide right into a daypack, and good as much as the trials of wasteland travel.
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Hearing and scent acute. Predators include the Eagle Owl Bubo bubo and probably also the Jackal Cams aureus, Swamp Cat Felis chaus, etc. Unlike other hedgehogs, does not roll into a ball when threatened. Gestation 36–37 days. Female enlarges end of tunnel to make a nest chamber. Elsewhere, breeding season from May to October with peak in summer. Litter size 1–5. Associated Species: The Long-eared Hedgehog has been found in the burrows of the Fat Sand Rat Psammomys obesus. Notes: Kingdon (1997) also assigns the Ethiopian Hedgehog to the genus Hemiechinus but note the differences outlined below in the description of that species.
Tail long but entirely enclosed within flight membrane and, uniquely amongst Egyptian bats, tip T-shaped. Wings broad and rounded. Distinguished from other Egyptian bats by lobed groove running down center of face. Eyes small but distinct. Fur rather long. Brownish to brown-gray above, paler below. Naked skin of muzzle and base of ears pale pink. Range and status: Throughout Africa except Sahara and rainforest regions. Palestine and Israel and western Arabia, vagrant in Corfu. In Egypt, Delta, Wadi Natrun, Cairo and its environs (inc.
E. etruscus. 0g. A tiny shrew, one of the smallest mammals in the world, with relatively large ears. Upper parts gray-brown with reddish tinge, long hairs interspersed in short dense coat. Underparts grayish, hairs gray, tipped white, with indistinct demarcation. Feet whitish. Ears large and stand well clear of fur. Tail narrow, over half head and body length, brown above, paler below, and scattered with bristles along entire length. Range and status: Much of southern Europe, including the Canary Isles, from Iberia east to Turkey and on to Iraq, Iran, India to China and parts of Southeast Asia to Borneo.