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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It has a straight palate. These are usually temporary. Characterization of microsatellite markers for the North African gundi, Ctenodactylus gundi Rodentia: Retrieved from ” https: Thus they make use of the sun to keep their bodies warm and to speed digestion.

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Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. Neither data set was normally distributed Shapiro-Wilk W -test: While not regarded as pests, some people hunt gundis for food. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. The skull of the North African gundi is broad posteriorly.


Territories were defined based on crevice usage; a crevice that was used by members of a group was considered to be part of that group’s territory.

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Ctenodadtylus evidence for male-biased dispersal comes from the 1 male thought to have dispersed between 2 groups in Characteristically, a shelter retains the day’s heat through a cold night and stays cool during a hot day.

Mammals of the world. Weight distributions for all individual Ctenodactylus gundi caught in and The extirpation and ctenodactykus status of wild chinchillas Chinchilla lanigera and C brevicaudata. What little is known about the sociobiology of petrophilic mammals suggests that the majority of species are social Mares and Lacher ; Nutt, in press.

Best-fit nonparametric density curves are illustrated. Positive In the midth century the explorer John Speke shot gundis in the coastal hills of Somalia. Ctenodactylus gundi gundi Facebook. Fairly common species, which is relatively well known there is ongoing research in the region and widespread. There were 1—4 adult males in a group, and 1—6 adult females per group, with no significant difference in the number of adults of each sex in a group Fig.

The encyclopedia of mammals. The cheek teeth are rootless ever growing and they have the following dental formula: Microhabitat and landscape characteristics associated with the threatened Allegheny woodrat.


Ctenodactylus Felovia Massoutiera Pectinator. A Compendium of Species-specific Data. The following 2 pages uses this file: For example, a g female caught in on my study site weighed only g the next time she was caught, days later. A unit can be a female, male, and their offspring, or multiple females with juveniles.

For the North African gundi, see Common gundi. Information on social group formation may provide insight into why social groups of C. Gundis can also climb up almost vertical surfaces.

Only after the temperature drops again, in the afternoon, do gundis leave their shelter. Multimale, multifemale groups in C. They are capable of feeding by themselves but after a few days, but usually nurse for several weeks.

In the midth century the explorer John Speke shot gundis in the coastal hills of Somalia. Rediscovery of the woolly flying squirrel Eupetaurus cinereus.