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Dryomys laniger (endemic)

Dryomys laniger (endemic)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mammals of Türkiye (Turkey), RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 3, Mammals in Turkiye & the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-04 12:42
Viewed: 6407
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I noted that I was in Aladağ (Antitaurus) Mts for last several days and I came back with shots of nice birds. But I also took some mammal photographs. Second of this series is endemic species. The photo was taken in its natural habitat.

Dryomys laniger Felten et Storch, 1968 - Yünlü (Kaya) Yediuyuru [TR], Woolly rock dormouse [EN]:
is an endemic mammal species of the dormice family Gliridae. D. laniger was described from Antalya Province: 20 km S-SW of Elmalı, Beydağları Mts, Çığlıkara Forest (2000m a.s.l.) by Felten and Storch, (1968).
It has an endemic range in Turkiye and it has been reported only throughout Toros (Taurus) Mts, from Antalya to Erzincan.
It prefers rocky areas in high elavation over tiberline. We found five animals in our last trip above Tekneli Plateau of Aladağlar Mts (c. 3100m a.s.l.). Its records have been came min. 1600m a.s.l. Our last observation is a new altitude record.

It is different other Turkish Dormice, especially D. nitedula, without dark face mark. Its fur is greyish.
It is listed as Near Threatened (NT) in Red List of IUCN.

more information about the species can be Dryomys laniger found under my web page, TURKISH MAMMALIAN FAUNA.

Necipp, nglen, Ken52, cicindela, marhowie, pirate, gannu, Argus, ridvan, spalaxtr, SelenE, izler, fkk, Adam73, jazdzurka has marked this note useful
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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-04 13:00]
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That is very cute. Excellent shot of this rodent. Lovely pose captured



Merhaba Ahmet cok guzel yakalamisin bu resmi detailar iyi olmus, bilgiler ve note icinde tebrikler eline saglik iyi aksamlar selam Necip

Ahmet merhaba , nefis bir Memeli türü , çok yararlı ve ayrıntılı açıklamalarınla beraber çok güzel bir fotoğraf , eline sağlık .

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-04 13:19]

Hi Ahmet.What a cute Doormouse shot.good detail in the eyes and ears. you have captured the fur and whiskers well.his tail is a little soft on focus. a nice POV. well done TFS. good notes too.
have a good sunday

hi ahmet,
excellent capture of this little guy, and very cute !
good sharpness and DOF.
like the composition and the grey/brown colour combination a lot.
TFS - carole

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-08-04 15:06]

This is a very nice photo of the little mouse. The colors look very natural. I like the pink on the ears and nose. Great angle. I appreciate that you photographed it in it's natural habitat. Nice photo!

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-04 23:46]

Hi Ahmet,
Wonderful I must say, thanks for introducing to us such a beautiful animal. Congratulations in a fine capture, great POV, composition, and excellent collors.. well done


Hello Ahmet!
I was not in Lodz (and in TN gallery) for last few weeks and now I can see what pictures I overlooked :)
This is a very unique picture. Small mammals are not often present on TN, so this is a very educational photo. Moreover, bravo for showing something really interesting: not only rare species (and endangered) but also an endemic one, not possible to see for many TN members (including me :>) in the wild.
It is really nice to watch this photograph :)
My best greetings from Lodz,

Hi Ahmet
great caption with perfect sharpness on the head and great catchlight in the eye
Good compo too

Ahmet bey merhaba ,
nefis bir Memeli türü doğa ile beraber çok güzel bir fotoğraf eline sağlık .

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-05 2:46]

Ahmet, very nice composition and lovely shot. Ganesh

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-05 9:53]

Hello Ahmet,
Interesting and pretty little mouse you've captured here in fine light grey fur. Sharp details and fine colours. Interesting note too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

very nice, sweet and interesting endemic, greetings Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-05 13:02]
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Hello Ahmet,
Fine presentation of a Rock Dormouse, A species new to me. Good focusing on the head and the rest of the body in this pose and POV is sharp enough to make out the general shape.
Fine composition showing a little of its natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing this one,
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-05 13:46]

selam Ahmet bey; sevimli bir kaya faresi pozlamissin, cok net ve guzel eline saglik

Nadir bir memelimizin güzel bir fotoğrafı. Eline sağlık

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-07 4:19]

Merhaba Ahmet Bey,
Tur ve fotograf cok guzel. elinize saglik

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-08-07 10:26]
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selam ahmet
sitede ve ozellikle ulkemizden gonderilen fotograflarda dogal hayattan memeli turlerini oldukca az goruyorum
sayende hem bu eksiklik giderilmis oluyor hem de ben de bunlari tanima sansi elde etmis oluyorum
kompozisyon, bakis acisi, isik, detaylar ve bilgi notu basarili
eline saglik

Hi Ahmet,
Well composed capture of these cute little guy..Good exposure, details, POV, DOF, and natural color.
Well done!

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-08-17 15:14]

Very nice shot. I love the sharpness and the pink colors in its, ears, nose and feet. Very cute.

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