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Acomys cilicicus - Silifke dikenlifaresi

Acomys cilicicus - Silifke dikenlifaresi
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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: 2003-10-19
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Türkiye (Turkey), Mammals in Turkiye & the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-25 15:50
Viewed: 4742
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Acomys cilicicus Spitzenberg, 1978 - Dikenli Fare or Silifke Dikenlifaresi [TR], Silifke Spiny mouse [EN] was described from 17 km east of Silifke District of Mersin Province (formerly İçel Province). A. cilicicus has been known from only its type locality and near areas, e.g. Kızkalesi, Narlıkuyu, Ayaş, Akkum. Its area is very narrow and less than 20 km along Mediterranean (Akdeniz) shore. Its biotop is rocky and maqique.
This endemic mouse is similar to its sister species A. nesiotes from Cyprus and A. minious from Girit (Crete) as like Acomys russatus and others from the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. But it differs by its morphometric, bacular, DNA features.
Skins of spiny mice are very very thin from those of other rodents in the Middle East. But skins, especially back side are furnished by spiny hairs. Their tiny skin can be damaged easily. As you see on this capture, its ears injured beforely as like most of individuals.

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Oooo Ahmet tebrikler , kolay kolay çekilmeyecek bir tür , fotoğrafında güzel , eline sağlık.

Hello Ahmet, very nice capture, this is a very cute mouse.. but I would pass, sorry but mouses or rats are not my favorites.. but still a very fine picture..congratulatios.

Salam Ahmet,
Great shot.
Nice natural colors.
Well composed picture.


Hi Ahmet,
I really don't like mice at all but you image if this one is great. Lovely and sharp and the detail is wonderful. I think I will have nightmares now.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2007-06-26 5:41]

Hello Ahmet,
So cute your little mouse. Very natural picture. Interesting note too.
Thank's and best regards

Nice color...Excellent detail...Great POV...Informative note...TFS

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-06-26 6:54]

Ahmet, very nice expression and good shot. Ganesh

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-26 12:47]
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Hi Ahmet. a very good shot ofthe little mouse.
very good detail and colour in the fur. sharp focusing. very well done TFS. good notes to,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-26 14:11]

Beautiful picture of this mouse. I thought I had taken a mouse as well today but mine turned out to be a type of vole.

Lovely bright eyes, sharp details and a lovely composition putting him in his natural settings. Lovely shot



selam ahmet bey; bu sevimli ve ilginc turu guzel pozlamissin oldukca net ve dogal tebrikler

Merb Ahmet tebrikler cok guzel yakalamisin ellerine saglik selamlar Necip.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-26 21:55]

Hola Ahmet. Una hermosa y fina foto de este pequeño "Raton" Debe ser dificil de tomarles una foto. Muy clara y con exelente iluminacion. Saludos Luis52-

Hello Ahmet,
Like every buddy don't like mice, but you got
nice POV and sharp, well done TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-27 3:01]

Hi Ahmet

An unusual and very interesting posting. The composition is excellent as are the DOF and colour. Excellent note.


En fantastik kemirici türlerimizden birisini çok güzel fotoğraflamış ve bize sunmuşsun. Ne yazık ki bu eşsiz kemiricimiz habitat kaybından dolayı gün geçtikçe azalmakta. Paylaşımın için teşekkürler. Mustafa

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-06-27 16:31]

merhaba ahmet
sen de ulkemizin memeli turleri konusunda iyi bir katalog olusturmaya basladin; cekimlere devam...
sayende bizlerde ogrenmis oluyoruz
oldukca net, detaylari belirgin ve bilgilendirici bir calisma olmus
eline saglik

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