Animals

Expect the Cretan wild goat „Kri Kri“, the Crete spiny mouse, the Cretan badger and wildcat and some endemic subspecies, wildlife of Crete shows nothing special. Based on references the Crete fauna includes approximately 30 mammal species, 170 species of birds (e.g. Falcon Eleonorae), 17 amphibians and reptile.

No longer to be found in its genetically pure form is the Cretan wild goat “Kri Kri”. Most are hybrids / bastards of the F2 generation based on Mendel’s law. Homozygous hybrid lines (F1 generation) should still exist but are hard to find.

 

The illustration shows a “snail pasana” from white-lipped-snail (Mediterranean snail, Theba pisana) Photo: Marc M.Eikamp

 

 

Leaflets

003-06/E - Mediterranean Recluse

 

091-05/E - Struthio camelus on Crete
Ostrich Farm at Episkopi

 

114-05/E - Eleonora’s falcon 116-05/E - The door snail-fauna of Crete 117-05/E - About the Roman snails-Fauna of Crete (Helicidae)

 

209-07/E - Red Palm Weevil
(Rhynchophorus ferrugineus)

 

259-08/E - Griffon vulture
(Gyps fulvus HABLIZL, 1783)

 

286-08/E - Chukar
(Alectoris chukar cypriotex)

 

306-09/E - Egyptian Grasshopper
(Anacridium aegyptium)
322-10/E - European Green Toad
(Bufo viridis)
324-10/E - Nosed Grasshopper
(Acrida ungarica)
337-10/E - European Bee-eater
(Merops apiaster)
352-11/E - Bull ray
(Pteromylaeus bovinus)
362-11/E - Animal welfare at Crete II - Amazonas Park 377-12/E - Carpenter ants (Camponotus) "milk" aphids (Aphis) 398-12/E - The foxy emperor
(Charaxes jasius)
402-13/E - To the descent and domestication of the dog

 

604-16E - The Pearly razor fish
(Xyrichtys novacula)

 

 

Please see 2nd Page of the leaflet
for the individual topic

001-04/E - Crete Easterluzei butterfly
(Zerynthia cretica)
002-04/E - Speckled Wood
(Pararge aegeria)
003-04/E - Old World Swallowtail
(Papilio machaon)
004-04/E - Green-veined white
(Pieris napi)
005-04/E - Painted Lady
(Vanesa cardui)
006-04/E - Scarce Swallowtail
(Iphiclides podalirius)
008-04/E - Duke of Burgundy
(Hamearis lucina)
009-04/E - Cleopatra butterfly
(Gonepteryx cleopatra)
010-04/E - Small Cabbage White
(Pieris rapae)
012-04/E - Dark Clouded Yellow
(Colias crocea)
013-04/E - Cabbage White
(Pieris brassicae)
014-04/E - Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)
015-04/E - Leopard Snake
(Elaphe situla)
016-04/E - Pine Processionary
(Th. pityocampa)
018-04/E - Ant genus (Mesor ssp.)
& White-lipped snail
022-04/E - Griffon vulture
(Gyps fulvus)
028-04/E - Kri Kri: the Cretan goat
(Capra aegagrus creticus)
029-04/E - "Arcalos": the Cretan badger
(Meles meles arcalus)
031-04/E - Jackdaws
(Corvus monedula)
035-04/E - Grasshopper
(Caelifera)
039-04/E - Cretan Wild cat
(Felis (sylvestris) cretensis)
045-04/E - Small Horseshoe bat
(Rhinolophus sp.)
053-04/E - Oleander hawk moth
(Daphnis nerii)
057-04/E - Mediterranean House Gecko
(Hemidactylus turcicus)
075-05/E - Dice snake
Natrix tessellata
077-05/E - Cicada
(Cicadidae)
078-05/E - European Mantis
(Mantis religiosa)
079-05/E - Dung beetle
(Sisyphus schaefferi)
080-05/E - Black sea urchin
(Arbacia lixula)
088-05/E - Mediterranean cone snail(Conus mediterraneus),
Banded dye-murex
(Murex trunculus)
091-05/E - Crete spiny mouse
(Acomys minous)
094-05/E - Cockroach is not equal cockroach – there are differences! 096-05/E - Cretan tree frog
(Hyla arborea kretensis)
099-05/E - Nasty “Souvenir”:
Microsporum canis (mycosis)
102-05/E - "Fled Crayfish"
(Amphipode)
111-05/E - Symbiosis between “butterflies” and pinks (?)! 112-05/E - Potato beetle:
Leptinotarsa decemlineata
118-05/E - Orb-weaver spider
(Argiope lobata)
120-05/E - Pseudo scorpions in Crete‘s caves 160-06/E - Crimson-speckled footman
Utetheisa pulchella