A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-24
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
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Southeast Asia is home to more than 500 mammal species. This richly illustrated field guide is the most comprehensive reference to all mammals currently known to exist in mainland Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia, and Singapore. Every species is covered in full, from elephants and rhinos to dolphins, monkeys, carnivores, bats, mice, and shrews. The detailed text describes key identification features, ecology, habitat, distribution, and status. Seventy-two high-quality color plates depict most of the species covered, and there are distribution maps for easy reference. Charles Francis gives practical guidance on how to find and study mammals and covers important topics such as conservation.A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asiais a one-of-a-kind resource for naturalists and researchers and ideal for general readers. The most up-to-date and complete guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia Generously illustrated with 72 full-color plates Comprehensive text aids identification Line drawings illustrate footprints and technical details Distribution maps

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgementsp. 8
Introductionp. 10
What is a mammal?p. 10
Classification and namingp. 12
How to identify mammalsp. 13
Colour platesp. 15
Species accountsp. 16
Finding and studying mammalsp. 20
Where to find mammalsp. 27
Conservation of mammals in South-East Asiap. 28
Platesp. 30
Species Accountsp. 174
Pholidotap. 174
Manidae: Pangolinsp. 174
Insectivorap. 175
Erinaceidae: Gymnuresp. 175
Talpidae: Molesp. 177
Soricidae: Shrewsp. 180
Scandentiap. 189
Ptilocercidae: Pentail treeshrewsp. 189
Tupaiidae: Treeshrewsp. 189
Dermopterap. 191
Cynocephalidae: Colugosp. 191
Chiropterap. 192
Pteropodidae: Fruit batsp. 193
Rhinopomatidae: Mouse-tailed batsp. 203
Emballonuridae: Sheath-tailed and tomb batsp. 204
Craseonycteridae: Hog-nosed batsp. 206
Nycteridae: Hollow-faced batsp. 207
Megadermatidae: False-vampiresp. 207
Rhinolophidae: Horseshoe batsp. 208
Hipposideridae: Roundleaf batsp. 218
Vespertilionidae: Common batsp. 226
Molossidae: Free-tailed batsp. 259
Primatesp. 262
Lorisidae: Slow lorisp. 262
Cercopithecidae: Monkeysp. 263
Hylobatidae: Gibbonsp. 272
Carnivorap. 277
Canidae: Dogsp. 277
Ursidae: Bearsp. 279
Ailuridae: Red pandap. 281
Mustelidae: Martens, weasels, badgers and ottersp. 281
Viverridae: Civetsp. 287
Herpestidae: Mongoosesp. 293
Felidae: Catsp. 294
Cetaceap. 298
Delphinidae: Oceanic dolphinsp. 299
Physeteridae: Sperm whalesp. 305
Ziphiidae: Beaked whalesp. 306
Balaenopteridae: Rorquals or baleen whalesp. 307
Sireniap. 310
Dugonigdae: Dugongp. 310
Proboscideap. 310
Elephantidae: Elephantsp. 310
Perissodactylap. 312
Tapiridae: Tapirsp. 312
Rhinocerotidae: Rhinocerosesp. 312
Artiodactylap. 314
Suidae: Pigsp. 314
Tragulidae: Mousedeerp. 315
Moschidae: Musk-deerp. 317
Cervidae: Deerp. 318
Bovidae: Cattle, buffalo, sheep and serowsp. 323
Rodentiap. 328
Sciuridae: Squirrelsp. 328
Muridae: Rats and micep. 346
Platacanthomyidae: Pygmy-dormicep. 374
Cricetidae: Volesp. 374
Spalacidae: Bamboo ratsp. 376
Diatomyidae: Kha-nyoup. 378
Hystricidae: Porcupinesp. 378
Lagomorphap. 379
Ochotonidae: Pikasp. 379
Leporidae: Hares and rabbitsp. 380
Glossaryp. 382
Selected bibliographyp. 384
Indexp. 386
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