Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Turkey 1 lira 2016 - Dormouse and Jerboa

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

'Dormouse and Jerboa'

The dormouse is a rodent of the family Gliridae. Dormice are mostly found in Europe, although some live in Africa and Asia. They are particularly known for their long periods of hibernation.

The jerboa forms the bulk of the membership of the family Dipodidae. Jerboas are hopping desert rodents found throughout Northern Africa and Asia east to northern China and Manchuria. They tend to live in hot deserts.

(news by Gijs Vlothuizen, Wolfgang Schuster, Jo Hoogeveen, Jacek Stacel, Johann Siemens and Egon Conti)
(information taken from the Wikipedia)

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