By Richard Hoath
A box consultant to the Mammals of Egypt is the 1st entire box advisor to each mammal species recorded in modern Egypt, from gazelle to gerbil, from hyena to hyrax. each one mammal species is defined intimately, almost about id beneficial properties, prestige, habitat, and conduct, and with comparisons to related species. A map can be supplied for every species, basically displaying its present, and often times ancient, diversity. each species is meticulously illustrated the bats and sea mammals in designated black-and-white illustrations, all different species in scientifically exact colour plates. extra vignettes emphasize points of mammal habit, hide the trivia 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 as a rule encountered mammals. this is often an imperative reference paintings for a person drawn to the natural world of Egypt, from specialist biologists to abandon tourists and amateurs. moreover, because it describes and illustrates each whale and dolphin species recorded in Egyptian waters, together with the crimson Sea, it will likely be of distinct importance to someone diving within the zone. The e-book is compact, effortless to slide right into a daypack, and good as much as the trials of barren region travel.
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Savi’s Pygmy Shrew is too small to trap in conventional traps even if it were attracted by the same bait put out for the more vegetarian rodents. While it is probable that the isolated record of the House Shrew is of a single, introduced animal at the port of Suez, the Delta may support larger numbers of Savi’s Pygmy Shrew than the number of specimens collected would seem to indicate. The records of mummified specimens of Flower’s Shrew and the Dwarf Shrew Crocidura nana from Thebes in Upper Egypt may indicate that shrews did have a wider range in Egypt in pharaonic times when the climate was milder.
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.
In Egypt, R. h. arabium in Cairo and its environs, inc Wadi Digla, recorded north to Wadi Natrun, and in the Fayoum (Qasr Qarun). R. h. cystops from Asyut region south to Luxor (common in Dendera Temple), and south to Aswan and Sudanese border. Habitat: Dry caverns and caves, often roosting deep in rock, ruins, temples, tunnels, mosques, and buildings, often on desert margins. Roosts may be shared by much rarer Larger Rat-tailed Bat and with Egyptian Free-tailed Bat Tadarida aegyptiaca. 42 The Bats—Order Chiroptera Habits: Emerges at dusk.
A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt by Richard Hoath