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Range Description: Ctenodactylus gundi ranges from eastern Morocco, through Algeria and Tunisia, to western Libya. It occurs mainly on the southern slope of. Ctenodactylus gundi, the North African gundi, can be found in Southeastern Morocco, Northern Algeria, Tunisia and Libya (Macdonald, ; Walker, ). IUCN LEAST CONCERN (LC). Facts about this animal. The gundi is a guinea pig -sized rodent with a head-body length of cm and a short tail of cm.

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The ctenodactylid family of rodents contains 5 species in 4 genera, all of which ctemodactylus restricted to living within rock outcrops in the desert and semidesert regions ctenodctylus northern Africa George Interspecific competition and space utilization study of two ctenodactylid rodents in Algeria. Comparison with other ctenodactylid rodents. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

Gundi – Ctenodactylus gundi : WAZA : World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Notes on the reproduction of Ctenodactylus gundi Rodentia: For individuals trapped multiple times during a field season, mean body weight during that year was used for analyses. It has a straight palate.

Of these 9 species, 7 lived in harems that contained multiple females per male the bushy-tailed woodrat [ Neotoma cinerea ], the rock cavy [ K. Views View Edit History. Vegetation is typically sparse, though ctenodacgylus blooms may guni following rain. Group size averaged 5. Terrestrial Biomes desert or dune Physical Description The North African gundi ranges in size from cm for its head body length.

Nonparametric 2-tailed tests were used when at least 1 variable was not normally distributed. Its range extends from western Libya through Tunisia and Algeria to eastern Morocco.

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All 17 groups were studied in The following information has been accumulated from several different studies on captive animals and a few observations of gundis in the wild. Speke’s pectinator Pectinator spekei. You may ctsnodactylus so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Gundis Rodents by common name Extant Rupelian first appearances.

There are perhaps 4 reasons why so little is known about the natural history, behavior, and ecology of most rock-dwelling mammals: The secret life of cttenodactylus Aplodontiidae Mountain beaver Gliridae Dormice Sciuridae Squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, susliks and prairie dogs.

Ctenodactylus gundi

Ctenodactlyus North African gundi is found in deserts with arid rock outcrops. Furthermore, although 1 study has suggested that female C. Gundis are diurnal and herbivorous.

When long foraging expeditions are necessary gundis alternate feeding in the sun and cooling off in the shade. In both Algeria and Tunisia, C.

These studies provide evidence that the distribution of C. Another common characteristic of gundis is that they rapidly scratch their rump in a circular motion with the combed instep on their feet Macdonald, They shelter in existing rock crevices at night, or during midday when the sun xtenodactylus too hot for them to remain active.

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For example, a g female caught in on my study site weighed only g the next time she was caught, days later. Gundi ctenodctylus l’Atlas Ctenodactylus gundi.

These are usually temporary. Val’s gundi is found rocky habitats, using fissures and rocky crevices as shelters.

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Within colonies family territories are occupied by a male, female, and juvenile or by several females and offspring. While gundis are generally slow, they can sprint when threatened. These 4 individuals weighed between and g when they were 1st caught between 26 March and 14 May Gundis live about 3 to 4 years in the wild.

The gestation period of 56 days after which a litter of one to three young are born, the female gives birth to two or three litters per year. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which now is known to be carried by about one third of the World’s human population, and which may cause abortion or damage to the brain or the eyes of the unborn child, was discovered for the first time in Tunesia as a parasite in the gundi?

Ecological and demographic effects on intraspecific variation in the social system of prairie dogs. Inthese groups were not observed to interact with one another but 1 adult male originally thought to be a member of the Green group apparently dispersed to Rainbow shortly after the disappearance of 1 of the adult males in that group.

In the dry desert air and the rocky terrain their low-pitched alert calls carry well. Their kidneys have long tubules for absorbing water and their urine can be concentrated if plants dry out completely.

In essence, this is the 1st study of C.