This book provides a complete, authoritative list of standardized and unique vernacular English names for all 4,629 of the currently recognized mammal species of the world. It establishes common names for hundreds of mammals that have previously been known only by their Latin binomials. Covering both well-known mammals and many small- to medium-sized species that live in areas where few studies have been conducted, the authors draw extensively on existing literature and on their own expertise to formulate English names that describe a distinctive aspect of each animal's appearance, ecological habits, or geographical distribution. Presented in phylogenetic order, the book's list includes order and family names as well as those of genera and species. An extensive bibliography of sources and two indexes of both common and scientific names round out the volume.
Common Names of Mammals of the World offers a comprehensive, useful reference not only for mammalogists but also for wildlife managers, conservation biologists, environmental law enforcement agencies, zoologists, and others interested in the world's mammals.
|Publisher:||Smithsonian Institution Press|
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About the Author
F. Russell Cole is the Oak Professor of Biological Science at Colby College.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Order Monotremata (Monotremes) Chapter 3 Order Didelphimorphia (American Opossums) Chapter 4 Order Paucituberculata (Shrew Opossums) Chapter 5 Order Microbiotheria (Monito Del Monte) Chapter 6 Order Dasyuromorphia (Carnivorous Marsupials) Chapter 7 Order Peramelemorphia (Bandicoots and Bilbies) Chapter 8 Order Notoryctemorphia (Marsupial Moles) Chapter 9 Order Diprotodontia (Koalas, Wombats, Possums, Macropods, and relatives) Chapter 10 Order Xenarthera (Edentates) Chapter 11 Order Insectivora (Insectivores) Chapter 12 Order Scandentia (Tree Shrews) Chapter 13 Order Dermoptera (Flying Lemurs) Chapter 14 Order Chiroptera (Bats) Chapter 15 Order Primates (Primates) Chapter 16 Order Carnivora (Carnivores) Chapter 17 Order Cetacea (Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises) Chapter 18 Order Sirenia (Manatees, Dugongs, and Sea Cows) Chapter 19 Order Proboscidea (Elephants) Chapter 20 Order Perissodactyla (Odd-toed Ungulates) Chapter 21 Order Hyracoidea (Hyraxes) Chapter 22 Order Tubulidentata (Aardvark) Chapter 23 Order Artiodactyla (Even-toed Ungulates) Chapter 24 Order Pholidota (Pangolins) Chapter 25 Order Rodentia (Rodents) Chapter 26 Order Lagomorpha (Rabbits, Hares, and Pikas) Chapter 27 Order Macroscelidea (Elephant Shrews) Chapter 28 Literature Cites Chapter 29 Index to Scientific Names Chapter 30 Index to Common Names