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By Richard Hoath

ISBN-10: 9774162544

ISBN-13: 9789774162541

A box consultant to the Mammals of Egypt is the 1st accomplished box consultant 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 identity gains, prestige, habitat, and conduct, and with comparisons to related species. A map can also be supplied for every species, sincerely exhibiting its present, and often times old, diversity. each species is meticulously illustrated the bats and sea mammals in distinct black-and-white illustrations, all different species in scientifically actual colour plates. extra vignettes emphasize facets of mammal habit, conceal the trivialities of such positive aspects because the nose-leafs and ear constitution of some of the bat species, and illustrate the tracks and trails of the most of the time encountered mammals. this can be an integral reference paintings for someone drawn to the flora and fauna 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 crimson Sea, it is going to be of precise importance to somebody diving within the quarter. The ebook is compact, effortless to slide right into a daypack, and good as much as the trials of desolate tract travel.

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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. Flight peculiar, fluttery, and bird-like. Range and status: East and North Africa. Arabia east to Iran, Pakistan, India to Indonesia.

N. nudiventris. Arabic: Abu buz al-kabir Identification: Length 112–136mm; Tail 22–34mm; Forearm 26–29mm. Large sheath-tailed bat. Ears long, narrow, blunt-tipped, and set wide apart on head. Tragus distinctive, thick-based with clear lobes and flat top. Muzzle, chin, sides of face, and lower back and front are entirely naked. Fur short, pale brown on back, grayer and lighter below. Sexes distinguished in hand by presence of small gular sac in male. Tail length very variable. Range and status: Africa south to Democratic Republic of Congo.

Male probably slightly larger than female. Large, short-tailed bat 38 The Bats—Order Chiroptera with fox-like face and prominent eyes. With a wingspan of up to 60cm, this is by far the largest Egyptian bat, identifiable by size alone, but in the hand, the second finger is clawed, tragus absent, and ear margin complete. Overall pale grayish to brown in color, slightly darker above. Male has elongated hair on the throat related to scent glands. Inter-femoral membrane much reduced and tail very short (appears tailless in flight).

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