By Dolores Gordon-Smith
One hundred thousand dragons lie, beneath an Arabian sky. How do a number of strains of poetry, an opportunity come across in a London resort, and a dying in Sussex result in a misplaced urban of Arabia, and to the tombs of the Whispering lifeless? Jack Haldean has refrained from the reality for years, yet now, enmeshed within the internet of homicide, robbery and deception, he needs to find the solution and stand up to the truth—a fact as lethal as any dragon...
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Their diet consists mostly of leaves and fruits, but they will also consume seeds, arthropods, bark and soil. This species typically lives in small groups of 6–10 individuals, with a single male and several females and their young. Larger groups of 25–30 individuals, often with multiple males, can also occur. Home ranges tend to be small, varying between 1–100 ha (2–250 acres), and are typically around 2 ha (5 acres) or less. Home ranges may overlap with those of neighbouring groups. Males make a distinctive loud croaking call that carries long distances and individuals from different groups will often call synchronously in the early morning, probably to advertise their territories.
There is a rufous or dark patch on each side of the face, between the eye and the ear. Subspecies P. t. sultani: northeast Tanzania. P. t. rovumae: eastern Tanzania. P. t. tetradactylus: western Tanzania. P. t. zanzibaricus: Zanzibar and Mafia islands. Similar species The Chequered Elephant-shrew (page 28) and Black-and-rufous Elephant-shrew (page 29) are both much larger. The Rufous Elephantshrew Elephantulus rufescens and the Shortsnouted Elephant-shrew E. brachyrhynchus are much smaller and have shorter legs; these two species are both very small and are not covered in this field guide.
It occurs in the lowland areas of most of the Eastern Arc Mountains, and throughout coastal Tanzania. Population size and conservation status Common throughout coastal Tanzania, parts of western Tanzania including Katavi NP, and in Jozani Chwaka Bay NP on Zanzibar. The main threat is habitat loss. Four-toed Elephant-shrew ssp . indd 31 31/01/2014 14:11 HYRAXES: Hyracoidea Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis Rock Dassie swahili: Pimbi A stocky hyrax with short legs, ears and face, giving it a snub-nosed appearance.
A Hundred Thousand Dragons (Jack Haldean Mystery, Book 4) by Dolores Gordon-Smith