The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

by Jonathan Kingdon
     
 

Jonathan Kingdon, one of the foremost authorities on African mammals, has written and illustrated this new field guide which sets new standards in African mammalogy. The author covers all the known species of African land mammal in a concise text providing full information on identification, distribution, ecology, evolutionary relationships, and conservation status.… See more details below

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Jonathan Kingdon, one of the foremost authorities on African mammals, has written and illustrated this new field guide which sets new standards in African mammalogy. The author covers all the known species of African land mammal in a concise text providing full information on identification, distribution, ecology, evolutionary relationships, and conservation status. The focus is always on the mammals as seen in the field and on their ecology and evolutionary interrelationships. Introductory profiles summarize the characteristics of the various mammal groups, and the author simplifies many of the more complex groups of mammals by referencing genera. Twelve newly recognized species of bushbaby, fourteen newly named baboons, guenons, and mangabeys and nine newly described colobus monkeys contribute to a modern treatment of the monkeys. New species of bats, rodents, and fox as well as a fully revised listing of the duikers, squirrels and genets are included. Kingdon combines his long personal experience of life in Africa and his artistic talent with the best that modern natural history and biological science can offer. With over 480 color pictures and 280 maps covering some 1,100 mammal species, this book is an essential companion to all visiting Africa or with an interest in the mammals of the continent. Key Features: Employs the most up-to-date classification and lists all 1,150 known species Focuses on mammals as seen in the field and in their evolutionary interrelationships

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691116921
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Princeton Field Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.91(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Checklist of Species
Introduction1
Mammals5
Primates8
Bats111
Insectivores137
Elephant Shrews, or Sengis147
Hares152
Rodents159
Carnivores215
Scaly Ant-eaters288
Aardvark294
Hyraxes296
Proboscids302
Odd-toed Ungulates309
Even-toed Ungulates323
The African Environment447
Physical447
Climate448
Vegetation451
The Past455
Habitats455
Species456
Conservation457
Further Reading459
Glossary460

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