New PDF release: A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt

By Richard Hoath

ISBN-10: 9774162544

ISBN-13: 9789774162541

A box consultant to the Mammals of Egypt is the 1st accomplished box advisor to each mammal species recorded in modern Egypt, from gazelle to gerbil, from hyena to hyrax. every one mammal species is defined intimately, on the subject of id beneficial properties, prestige, habitat, and conduct, and with comparisons to related species. A map can also be supplied for every species, truly exhibiting its present, and at times ancient, variety. each species is meticulously illustrated the bats and sea mammals in exact black-and-white illustrations, all different species in scientifically exact colour plates. extra vignettes emphasize facets of mammal habit, conceal the trivialities of such beneficial properties because the nose-leafs and ear constitution of some of the bat species, and illustrate the tracks and trails of the generally encountered mammals. this can be an necessary reference paintings for somebody attracted to the flora and fauna of Egypt, from expert biologists to abandon tourists and amateurs. moreover, because it describes and illustrates each whale and dolphin species recorded in Egyptian waters, together with the purple Sea, it is going to be of exact value to somebody diving within the area. The e-book is compact, effortless to slide right into a daypack, and good as much as the pains of barren region travel.

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In Egypt, known only from one specimen in the Paris Museum taken in the Delta. It is not known whether this shrew is just very rare, possibly extinct, or whether it The Insectivores—Order Insectivora 35 is so small it is overlooked. Apparently it is too small to be caught in conventional mousetraps. Habitat: Unknown in Egypt. Elsewhere, from farmland, in gardens, olive groves, along old walls, and buildings. Habits: Little known but presumably much as other shrews. Nests in cavities in walls or rocks, or beneath tree roots.

Thus, the jerboa cited above is almost certain to be the Lesser Egyptian Jerboa Jaculus jaculus in the Eastern Desert. In Sinai, it must be compared with the Greater Egyptian Jerboa Jaculus orientalis while along the northern coastal strip the Four-toed Jerboa Allactaga tetradactyla is also a possibility. That said, many species, especially some of the bats and sea mammals, may enjoy wider ranges than have been indicated, as lack of research may explain the relatively few records of certain species rather than natural scarcity.

Teeth white. Eyes visible but small. Ears large, sparsely haired, and, despite size, barely stand out from dense fur. Tail dark The Insectivores—Order Insectivora 29 brown, about half of head and body length, sparse hair with long bristles except along last third of length. Range and status: Patchily throughout Africa from Cape along eastern southern Africa north through East Africa to Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt, and west to Sierra Leone. In Egypt, easily the most widespread shrew, but even so, confined to the Delta and the Nile Valley south to Dahshur.

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