The Zoril, Ictonyx striatus erythreae De Winton, 1898 in Egypt.

  • MA Saleh
  • MI Basuony
Keywords: Ictonyx striatus, Zoril, Mustelidae, Gabal Elba


The Zoril Ictonyx striatus is one of the rarest mammals of Egypt, known from only two specimens collected more than 50 years ago. The collection of two new specimens and the observation of others in the Gabal Elba area provide new data on this little-known animal in Egypt. In this paper we provide information on the morphology of this species, and its cranial and dental characters, in comparison with published data on the species
from Egypt and rest of Africa. We also present some data on its habitat requirements and feeding habits.

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