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 Val’s gundi Ctenodactylus vali is a species of rodent in the family Ctenodactylidae. The weight ctenodactylhs for males and females in and were compared to illustrate the virtual lack of reproduction in Further comparative studies are needed to confirm whether female density and patchiness of rocky habitat affect the social structure of each ctenodactylid species and its propensity to live in paired family groups or multimale, multifemale colonies Gouat a ; Ostfeld ; Travis et al.

They also thump with their hind feet when alarmed.

When long foraging expeditions are necessary gundis alternate feeding in the sun and cooling off in the shade. While not regarded as pests, some people hunt gundis for food. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.

It has a tiny tail, a mere whisp of hairs that is about 10 to 20mm long. Sign In or Create an Account. Gundis are herbivorouseating almost every type of available plant.

Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Global positioning system GPS coordinates are given for each site, as well as the number of animals caught at each site Nand the approximate number of families Nf represented by those N individuals.

Accessed December 31, at https: Because not all members of the group that contained the putative juveniles were captured, this group was not included in the analyses of group composition.


Multimale, multifemale groups in C.

The 17 resultant focal groups had all been studied in and contained only adult individuals. Body weight averages g. It lives in rocky, arid places, making its home in crevices and under boulders.

Val’s gundi

On sloping surfaces, the North African gundi presses its body against the wall and uses the slightest irregularities in the obstruction to ascend almost perpendicularly Walker, New Insights for the Healthcare Professional. 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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Octodontidaefrom Chile. The current study uses mark and recapture data of social groups of C. Replacement sequences in Ctenodactylus gundi: Data from individuals captured in these groups in were compared to recapture information from to assess patterns of natal philopatry, dispersal, and group formation.

The common gundi Ctenodactylus gundi is a species of rodent in the family Ctenodactylidae. 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.

In contrast, male M. Characteristic for the gundi, as for other members of the Ctenodactylidae family, is that the two inner toes of the hind-foot are furnished with a horny comb and bristles for the purpose of cleaning the fur.

If alarmed, they thump their hind feet as well. Each foot has four digits and sharp, dark claws; the two hind feet have comblike bristles between the claws. Speke’s pectinator Pectinator spekei. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. Gundi colonies have a dunghill that all the members of the colony use. Positive In the midth century the explorer John Ctenocactylus shot gundis in the coastal hills of Somalia. They have compact bodies, resembling guinea pigs in external appearance.


They have only four toes on all feet and the gudni toes of the hind feet carry comb-like bristles, which earned them the name comb rat. Ctenocactylus limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

There are no major threats at present and no reason to believe that this species is threatened IUCN Red list. Retrieved from ” https: Ctenodactyls for which complete membership was undetermined, or for whom individuals could cgenodactylus be assigned as adults unambiguously, were excluded from calculations.

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The secret life of possums: The only exception was the Green group, ctenodactulus members were considered to be part of the Rainbow group in Only on 3 occasions did the members of 1 group use the outlying crevice of a neighboring group when the neighboring group was in another part of their territory. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

The young have few opportunities to suckle as they are weaned on chewed leaves starting with their mother’s first foraging expedition after birth.

These 4 individuals weighed between and g when they were 1st caught between 26 March and 14 May Only after the temperature drops again, in the afternoon, do gundis leave their shelter.