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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For other uses, see Gundi disambiguation. Both females and males exhibited a statistically significant shift in distribution of weights between and Kolmogorov-Smirnov 2-sample test: Female gundis have a gestation period of forty days. Gundis Rodents by common name Extant Rupelian first appearances.

Anomaluridae Anomalures Pedetidae Springhares. Once all members of a group were trapped and marked, that group was monitored for 3 h at least once a week for the duration of the field season to confirm group composition.

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A gundi reaches sexual maturity at the age of nine to twelve months. 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, There are no major threats at present and no reason to believe that this species is threatened IUCN Red list.


Climate and faunal composition. Thanks also to my field assistants M. Distributions for females are shown on the top row, those for males on the bottom row.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Gundis have very short legs, flat ears, big eyes, and long whiskers. In Africa, rocky habitat is home to rock and bush hyrax Procavia and Heterohyraxrockhares Pronolagusand dassie rats Petromus typicus — George and Crowther ; Hoeck ; Nowak Common gundi Ctenodactylus gundi Val’s gundi Ctenodactylus vali.

Inall research was carried out at the Desert Site, a single site near the edge of the Sahara Desert approximately 20 km southwest of the village of Beni Kheddache, Tunisia Fig. The majority of groups were found to be multimale and multifemale. Ctenodactylus gundi is a diurnal rodent found in the northwestern corner of Africa from Morocco to northwestern Libya.

Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass to g 6. In dune areas vegetation is also sparse and conditions are dry.

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

The John Hopkins University Press. The Encyclopedia of Mammals.

She usually has a litter size of two. Individuals from neighboring groups were not observed to interact with one another.

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During91 gundis from at least 22 separate groups were captured from 10 sites throughout Tunisia Fig. I am very grateful to the Tunisian government for granting permission for this research, and to the wildlife biologists in Beni Kheddache for all of their help and support. The ctenodactylid family of rodents contains 5 species in 4 genera, all of which are restricted to living within rock outcrops in the desert and semidesert regions of northern Africa George Gundis are born with open eyes and fur.

Ecological, morphological, and behavioral convergence in rock-dwelling mammals.

Six of these recaptured males were adults in with weights of more than gbut 2 had been juveniles weighing less than g. Columbia University Press, New York, pp. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Deserts can be cold or warm and daily temperates typically fluctuate.

Only 4 individuals caught inall from the same social group, could have been born in Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Ctenodactylidaeand its occurrence in Tunisia. Location of sites throughout Tunisia at which gundis were trapped.

Characteristically, a shelter retains the day’s heat through a cold night and stays cool during a hot day.