Adrar n Dduɣ / جبل إيدوغ
|Elevation||1,008 m (3,307 ft)|
|Parent range||Tell Atlas|
|Age of rock||Miocene|
|Type of rock||Crystalline metamorphic|
The Edough Massif has a Mediterranean forest cover where the cork oak (Quercus suber), a hardy Mediterranean tree, predominates. Snow is not rare in the winter and the mountains are often covered with fog, which allows ferns to grow among the undergrowth.
The forest of the Edough Massif is very vulnerable to wildfires. Vast surfaces have been burned in the last decades.
The Edough Massif was the last home of the lion (Panthera leo) in North Africa. The last lion of Algeria was killed in the Edough Massif in 1890. The massif is also the natural habitat of the Edough ribbed newt (Pleurodeles poireti), an endangered species. The vulnerable North African Fire Salamander (Salamandra algira) is also found in the range. Edoughnura, a genus of springtails belonging to the Neanuridae subfamily, is named after this range.
- Google Earth
- "Arab Encyclopedia – الأطلس (جبال) Atlas Mountains Massif de l'Atlas". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-18.
- Caby, R; Hammor, D; Delor, C (2001), "Metamorphic evolution, partial melting and Miocene exhumation of lower crust in the Edough metamorphic core complex, west Mediterranean orogen, eastern Algeria", Tectonophysics, 342 (3–4): 239, doi:10.1016/S0040-1951(01)00166-4
- Vegetation and description
- Last North African lion Archived 2007-11-01 at the Wayback Machine
- Edoughnura rara n.gen., n.sp., an enigmatic genus of Neanurinae