By Richard Hoath
A box consultant to the Mammals of Egypt is the 1st finished 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, near to id beneficial properties, prestige, habitat, and behavior, and with comparisons to comparable species. A map can be supplied for every species, in actual fact displaying its present, and every now and then ancient, variety. each species is meticulously illustrated the bats and sea mammals in distinctive black-and-white illustrations, all different species in scientifically exact colour plates. extra vignettes emphasize facets of mammal habit, conceal the trivia of such positive factors because the nose-leafs and ear constitution of a few of the bat species, and illustrate the tracks and trails of the on the whole encountered mammals. this is often an imperative reference paintings for someone drawn to the natural world of Egypt, from expert biologists to abandon tourists and amateurs. additionally, 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 exact importance to someone diving within the area. The booklet is compact, effortless to slide right into a daypack, and good as much as the pains of desolate tract travel.
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Specimens recorded from Giza, Baltim, and a single record from the Fayoum. Very rare with no recent published records. Possibly extinct. Habitat: Agricultural areas. Habits: Unknown. Presumably similar to other shrews. Predators include Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis as one specimen recorded from the stomach of that species. Similar species: Other small shrews from which distinguished by cinnamon tinge to upper parts and sparse bristles only extending along basal half of the tail. DWARF SHREW (MUSK SHREW) Crocidura nana Dobson, 1890 Pl.
Habitat: Similar to other shrews. Recorded from moist farmland, canal banks, etc. Habits: Unknown. Presumably similar to other shrews. Nest reportedly built of twigs and cotton bolls. Notes: A further species, Crocidura religiosa, has been described from ancient Egyptian mummies (the Dwarf Shrew itself is known from mummified remains from Thebes). However, many authors reject this species and, unless a living specimen is found, it cannot be distinguished in the field and can only be identified from skeletal characteristics; thus, it has not been included.
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.
A Field Guide to the Mammals of Egypt by Richard Hoath