Mammals of Japan: Steller Sea Lion, Japanese Bobtail, Sea Otter, Asian Black Bear, SEI Whale, Right Whale, Raccoon Dog, Sika Deer

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Steller Sea Lion, Japanese Bobtail, Asian Black Bear, Sea Otter, Sei Whale, Right Whale, Sika Deer, Raccoon Dog, Ussuri Brown Bear, Japanese Sea Lion, Iriomote Cat, Japanese Macaque, Dall's Porpoise, Harvest Mouse, Kishu, Formosan Rock Macaque, Amami Rabbit, Reeves's Muntjac, Hokkaido, Honsh? Wolf, Ban'ei, Japanese Badger, ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Steller Sea Lion, Japanese Bobtail, Asian Black Bear, Sea Otter, Sei Whale, Right Whale, Sika Deer, Raccoon Dog, Ussuri Brown Bear, Japanese Sea Lion, Iriomote Cat, Japanese Macaque, Dall's Porpoise, Harvest Mouse, Kishu, Formosan Rock Macaque, Amami Rabbit, Reeves's Muntjac, Hokkaido, Honsh? Wolf, Ban'ei, Japanese Badger, Japanese Weasel, Hokkaido Wolf, Siberian Chipmunk, Okinawa Flying-Fox, Japanese Squirrel, Japanese Marten, Japanese Otter, Dsinezumi Shrew, Japanese Dormouse, Ryukyu Mouse, Japanese Shrew Mole, True's Shrew Mole, Senkaku Mole, Japanese Mountain Mole, Imaizumi's Horseshoe Bat, Japanese River Otter, Bonin Flying Fox, Ryukyu Shrew, Sado Mole, Japanese Water Shrew, Small Japanese Mole, Azumi Shrew, Kobe Mole, Shinto Shrew, Sado Shrew, Echigo Mole. Excerpt: The Amami Rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi ; Amami : ), or Amami no kuro-usagi (? , lit. "Amami black rabbit"), also known as the Ryukyu Rabbit , is a primitive dark-furred rabbit which is only found in Amami shima and Toku-no-Shima , two small islands between southern Kysh and Okinawa in Kagoshima Prefecture (but actually closer to Okinawa) in Japan . Often called a living fossil , the Amami Rabbit is a living remnant of ancient rabbits that once lived on the Asian mainland, where they died out, remaining only on the two small islands where they survive today.The Amami Rabbit has short legs, a somewhat bulky body, rather large and curved claws, and is active at night. Its ears are also significantly smaller than those of other rabbits or hares. A forest-dweller, it apparently only has one (or sometimes two) young at once, for which the mother digs a hole in the ground for them to hide in during the day. At night, the mother opens the entrance to the hole, while watching for predators (like venomous snakes ), and th...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156526415
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Pages: 58
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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