A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia

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"This is the first field guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia covering every known species—from elephants and tigers down to the smallest shrews and mice. Mainland Southeast Asia has seen a decade-long resurgence in mammal research, and this book is an important and long-awaited resource to anyone interested in the region's spectacular mammal diversity."—Darrin Lunde, American Museum of Natural History

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Overview

"This is the first field guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia covering every known species—from elephants and tigers down to the smallest shrews and mice. Mainland Southeast Asia has seen a decade-long resurgence in mammal research, and this book is an important and long-awaited resource to anyone interested in the region's spectacular mammal diversity."—Darrin Lunde, American Museum of Natural History

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Mammalian Evolution
This book has already proven very useful in my research and I anticipate relying on it for many years to come. Without it, sources of information would be scattered widely and difficult to find.
— Jacob A. Esselstyn
Choice - H.N. Cunningham
Francis has excellent credentials, having written articles and other books on the mammals of Southeast Asia. . . . The introduction shows a full-page map of the area encompassed by the book. Other pages provide techniques for identifying mammals, methods for finding and studying them, and explanations of the different levels of conservation status—endangered, threatened, etc. Seventy-two good quality colored plates of each species are accompanied by facing pages that show a distribution map and a short account of the species, its size, and a concise description.
Quarterly Review of Biology - Luis Ruedas
Francis's work is a monumental step in raising awareness of these secretive creatures. The book will definitely come with me on my next trip to Southeast Asia.
Journal of Mammalian Evolution - Jacob A. Esselstyn
This book has already proven very useful in my research and I anticipate relying on it for many years to come. Without it, sources of information would be scattered widely and difficult to find.
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"Francis has excellent credentials, having written articles and other books on the mammals of Southeast Asia. . . . The introduction shows a full-page map of the area encompassed by the book. Other pages provide techniques for identifying mammals, methods for finding and studying them, and explanations of the different levels of conservation status—endangered, threatened, etc. Seventy-two good quality colored plates of each species are accompanied by facing pages that show a distribution map and a short account of the species, its size, and a concise description."—H.N. Cunningham, Choice

"Both field guide and handbook, A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia is an important reference for professionals and a very intriguing book for anyone interested in wildlife."—Wildlife Activist

"Francis's work is a monumental step in raising awareness of these secretive creatures. The book will definitely come with me on my next trip to Southeast Asia."—Luis Ruedas, Quarterly Review of Biology

"This book has already proven very useful in my research and I anticipate relying on it for many years to come. Without it, sources of information would be scattered widely and difficult to find."—Jacob A. Esselstyn, Journal of Mammalian Evolution

Choice
Francis has excellent credentials, having written articles and other books on the mammals of Southeast Asia. . . . The introduction shows a full-page map of the area encompassed by the book. Other pages provide techniques for identifying mammals, methods for finding and studying them, and explanations of the different levels of conservation status—endangered, threatened, etc. Seventy-two good quality colored plates of each species are accompanied by facing pages that show a distribution map and a short account of the species, its size, and a concise description.
— H.N. Cunningham
Wildlife Activist
Both field guide and handbook, A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia is an important reference for professionals and a very intriguing book for anyone interested in wildlife.
Quarterly Review of Biology
Francis's work is a monumental step in raising awareness of these secretive creatures. The book will definitely come with me on my next trip to Southeast Asia.
— Luis Ruedas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691135519
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 3/24/2008
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles M. Francis is a research manager at the Canadian Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Research Centre. He has written numerous research papers on Southeast Asian mammals and several books, including "A Photographic Guide to Mammals of South-East Asia" and "A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo".

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Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements     8
Introduction     10
What is a mammal?     10
Classification and naming     12
How to identify mammals     13
Colour plates     15
Species accounts     16
Finding and studying mammals     20
Where to find mammals     27
Conservation of mammals in South-East Asia     28
Plates     30
Species Accounts     174
Pholidota     174
Manidae: Pangolins     174
Insectivora     175
Erinaceidae: Gymnures     175
Talpidae: Moles     177
Soricidae: Shrews     180
Scandentia     189
Ptilocercidae: Pentail treeshrews     189
Tupaiidae: Treeshrews     189
Dermoptera     191
Cynocephalidae: Colugos     191
Chiroptera     192
Pteropodidae: Fruit bats     193
Rhinopomatidae: Mouse-tailed bats     203
Emballonuridae: Sheath-tailed and tomb bats     204
Craseonycteridae: Hog-nosed bats     206
Nycteridae: Hollow-faced bats     207
Megadermatidae: False-vampires     207
Rhinolophidae: Horseshoe bats     208
Hipposideridae: Roundleaf bats     218
Vespertilionidae: Common bats     226
Molossidae: Free-tailed bats     259
Primates     262
Lorisidae: Slow loris     262
Cercopithecidae: Monkeys     263
Hylobatidae: Gibbons     272
Carnivora     277
Canidae: Dogs     277
Ursidae: Bears     279
Ailuridae: Red panda     281
Mustelidae: Martens, weasels, badgers and otters     281
Viverridae: Civets     287
Herpestidae: Mongooses     293
Felidae: Cats     294
Cetacea     298
Delphinidae: Oceanic dolphins     299
Physeteridae: Sperm whales     305
Ziphiidae: Beaked whales     306
Balaenopteridae: Rorquals or baleen whales     307
Sirenia     310
Dugonigdae: Dugong     310
Proboscidea     310
Elephantidae: Elephants     310
Perissodactyla     312
Tapiridae: Tapirs     312
Rhinocerotidae: Rhinoceroses     312
Artiodactyla     314
Suidae: Pigs      314
Tragulidae: Mousedeer     315
Moschidae: Musk-deer     317
Cervidae: Deer     318
Bovidae: Cattle, buffalo, sheep and serows     323
Rodentia     328
Sciuridae: Squirrels     328
Muridae: Rats and mice     346
Platacanthomyidae: Pygmy-dormice     374
Cricetidae: Voles     374
Spalacidae: Bamboo rats     376
Diatomyidae: Kha-nyou     378
Hystricidae: Porcupines     378
Lagomorpha     379
Ochotonidae: Pikas     379
Leporidae: Hares and rabbits     380
Glossary     382
Selected bibliography     384
Index     386

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