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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In dune areas vegetation is also sparse and ctehodactylus are dry. Of 6 sub-adult and juvenile males marked inat least one-third were philopatric, remaining in their natal group inwhereas two-thirds dispersed outside of the study site or died either while dispersing or while still in the natal group. Verhaltensbeobachtungen an gundis Ctenodactylus gundi Rothmann, The social group structure, ctenodacttlus system, and dispersal patterns of Ctenodactylus gundi Rodentia: Their home range size varies from a few square meters to 3 square kilometers 1.

Patrick whose hard work made this project possible and, finally, to the gundis for ctenoxactylus this research enjoyable. Val’s gundi is very similar to the other species of gundiespecially the common gundi, with grey, soft, silky fur and a resemblance to guinea pigs.

The following information has been accumulated from several different studies on captive animals and a few observations of gundis in the wild. Views Read Edit View history. The North African gundi ranges in size from cm for its head body length.

The parasitic organism Toxoplasma gondii was first described in in Tunis by Charles Nicolle and Louis Manceaux within the tissues of the gundi. The Val’s gundi Ctenodactylus vali is a gunri of rodent in the family Ctenodactylidae. Group membership also was well defined. In this paper I characterize the social group structure of 1 ctenodactylid rodent, Ctenodactylus gundi the common name gundi has been recommended for this species by Wilson and Cole [].

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Val’s gundi

Despite the fact that C. Columbia University Press, New York, pp. Gundis Rodents by common name Extant Rupelian first appearances. An extensive ctenpdactylus analysis of paternity in the grey seal Halichoerus grypus. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Pairs form in both species before the breeding season, but the 2 species differ in the length of time that the adult male remains within the social group. Offspring growth rates when compared to captive animals also seemed to be severely affected by the lack gudni rain.

Positive In the midth century the explorer John Speke shot gundis in the coastal hills of Somalia. In extreme drought gundis eat at dawn when plants contain the most moisture. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, vundi cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

Common gundi Ctenodactylus gundi.

Ctenodactylus gundi

Examination of recapture data suggests that groups of C. Location of sites throughout Tunisia at which gundis were trapped. Male reproductive success in a promiscuous mammal: The sex ratio across all 17 focal groups was male biased ctenodactylux 1. This study provides evidence that C. Gundis live in colonies of up to a hundred or more individuals, although this is much less in environments where food is particularly scarce.

Dipodoidea Dipodidae Jerboas, jumping mice and birch mice Muroidea Platacanthomyidae Oriental dormice Spalacidae Zokors, bamboo rats, mole rats, blind mole rats Calomyscidae Mouse-like hamsters Nesomyidae Malagasy rats and relatives Cricetidae Hamsters and relatives Muridae House mouse and relatives.

In the wild, the majority of groups, which range in size from 3 to 23 individuals, contain multiple adult males. Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain.

Moreover, both distributions had a negative value of kurtosis signifying that they were platykurtic, but only the distribution of weights of females was statistically significant in this respect 2-tailed test: Honigs, and 3 anonymous reviewers for comments on previous drafts of this manuscript. She usually has a litter size of two. They have rounded ears; round eyes; stocky, blunt nosed bodies; short legs; short necks; and short, furry tails.

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Social group sizes of up to 20 individuals have been recorded Gouat and Gouatyet the exact number of males and females within groups has not previously been reported in the literature. Extant species of family Ctenodactylidae gundis.

It is generally diurnal, but it is occasionally active for short periods after sunset. A Compendium of Species-specific Data.

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Salixthe copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following licenses:. It has been said that when seen crouched on a rock in the sun with the wind blowing through their fur, they look like powder puffs Macdonald, Ctenodactylus Felovia Massoutiera Pectinator. Val’s gundi is thought to be limited to rockier and drier habiat as a result of competition with the common gundi. A severe drought during the course of this study led to the suppressed reproduction of most if not all individuals on the study site.

Ecological, morphological, and behavioral ctenodsctylus in rock-dwelling mammals. Because of the need to preserve moisture, female gundis produce only a small amount of milkand the young are fully weaned by four weeks of age.

Johns Hopkins University Press. 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 ctenodactyous of prairie dogs.