By Richard Hoath
A box consultant to the Mammals of Egypt is the 1st complete 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, with regards to id positive factors, prestige, habitat, and behavior, and with comparisons to comparable species. A map is additionally supplied for every species, basically displaying its present, and on occasion old, diversity. each species is meticulously illustrated the bats and sea mammals in designated black-and-white illustrations, all different species in scientifically actual colour plates. extra vignettes emphasize elements of mammal habit, disguise the trivia of such positive factors because the nose-leafs and ear constitution of a number of the bat species, and illustrate the tracks and trails of the often encountered mammals. this is often an necessary reference paintings for someone drawn 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 pink Sea, it is going to be of precise importance to someone diving within the zone. The booklet is compact, effortless to slide right into a daypack, and good as much as the trials of desolate tract travel.
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Diet consists of insects, snails, worms, and other invertebrates. Gestation 24–32 days. Litter size 1–7. , forming a train. Note: Certain authors reorganize C. s. matruhensis as a separate species, C. whitakeri. Similar species: Other small shrews. For Flower’s Shrew and Dwarf Shrew, see those species. Much smaller than House Shrew. Much larger than Savi’s Pygmy Shrew with relatively smaller ears. HOUSE SHREW Suncus murinus (Linnaeus, 1766) Pl. 2 The Insectivores—Order Insectivora 33 House Shrew (Suncus murinus) Subspecies occurring in Egypt: tentatively 5.
Cystops. Arabic: Abu dhayl al-saghir Identification: Length 101–144mm; Tail 46–73mm; Forearm 47–59mm; Weight 10–15g. Very delicately built rat-tailed bat with very long, slender tail only bounded by flight membrane at base. In hand, forearm-to-tail ratio important. Fur fine. Color uniform pale gray-brown, paler below but with some variation. Two subspecies in Egypt. h. arabium from northern Egypt, inc. Cairo and the Fayoum, browner above and below, though can be gray tinged. h. cystops from Luxor south to Sudanese border, on average smaller, paler, grayer, described as ‘pearl gray’ below.
Small shrew, endemic to Egypt. Upper parts rather pale pinkish brown. Flanks and underparts whitish. Feet grayish white. Tail proportionately long, up to 75% of the head and body length, reddish brown above, whitish below with bristles only on first half. Bristles sparse and grayish white. Range and status: Only known from Egypt where confined to Nile Delta and the Fayoum. Specimens recorded from Giza, Baltim, and a single record from the Fayoum. Very rare with no recent published records. Possibly extinct.
A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt by Richard Hoath