By Richard Hoath
A box advisor to the Mammals of Egypt is the 1st finished 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, with regards to identity beneficial properties, prestige, habitat, and behavior, and with comparisons to comparable species. A map can be supplied for every species, essentially displaying its present, and often times old, diversity. each species is meticulously illustrated the bats and sea mammals in specified black-and-white illustrations, all different species in scientifically actual colour plates. extra vignettes emphasize features of mammal habit, conceal the trivialities of such positive aspects because the nose-leafs and ear constitution of a number of the bat species, and illustrate the tracks and trails of the by and large encountered mammals. this can be an imperative reference paintings for a person attracted to the natural world of Egypt, from expert biologists to abandon tourists and amateurs. in addition, because it describes and illustrates each whale and dolphin species recorded in Egyptian waters, together with the purple Sea, it will likely be of particular value to someone diving within the quarter. The ebook is compact, effortless to slide right into a daypack, and good as much as the pains of wasteland travel.
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Typical hedgehog form with rather large ears, though not as proportionately large as in the Long-eared Hedgehog. 7cm long. Dorsal spines dark, tipped with pale brown. This gives a very dark impression of the back when seen from above, much darker than the Long-eared Hedgehog. Frontal spines divided by a bare patch or parting, extending some 3cm back, but not a field feature. Spines along flank shorter and pale tipped. Underparts white with dark patches, rather variable. Head with rather pointed snout, but not as pointed as Long-eared Hedgehog.
Underside dull brown-gray. Wing and tail membranes dark brown. R. c. brachygnathus smaller and darker colored. Range and status: Across North Africa, most of East and southern Africa. Western and southwestern Arabia and southwestern Asia. In Egypt, R. c. clivosus recorded from North and South Sinai (al-Arish and Wadi Feiran), and Sudan Government Administration Area. R. c. brachygnathus recorded from the north coast, Wadi Natrun, Cairo and environs, and south along the Nile Valley. Everywhere scarce.
Probably as other shrews but much more tied to humans. Elsewhere, reported to be largely nocturnal and noisy. Recorded from Barn Owl pellets. Similar species: In Egypt, only the Greater Musk Shrew is as large. House Shrew can be distinguished by proportionately shorter tail with much thicker stock and silvery bristles along entire length. Range and habitat different. SAVI’S PYGMY SHREW (PYGMY WHITE-TOOTHED SHREW, COMMON DWARF SHREW, SAVI’S DWARF SHREW, ETRUSCAN SHREW) Suncus etruscus (Savi, 1822) Pl.
A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt by Richard Hoath