Walker's Mammals of the World: Monotremes, Marsupials, Afrotherians, Xenarthrans, and Sundatherians

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JHU Press, 15 черв. 2018 р. - 784 стор.

Since its first publication in 1964, Walker's Mammals of the World has become a favorite guide to the natural world for general readers and professionals alike. This new Walker's volume is a completely revised and updated compendium of information on five of the earliest clades to diverge from ancient mammal stock. Uniquely comprehensive in inimitable Walker's style, it incorporates a full account of every genus that has lived in the past 5,000 years. Every named species of each genus is listed in systematic order and accompanied by detailed descriptions of past and present range.

This new edition includes• 500+ full-color images throughout• citations to more than 2,200 new references• extensive bioconservation data, with discussion of every species in an IUCN Red List threatened category

This volume's thorough updates reflect 20 years of advances in our knowledge of taxonomy, ecology, behavior, life history, and conservation. Substantive changes to 100% of previously existing generic accounts, plus the addition of 17 entirely new generic accounts, double the information in the last edition on the 19 orders covered. The black-and-white illustrations of earlier editions have been replaced by over 500 superb new color images.

Remaining true to Ernest P. Walker's vision, the text smoothly combines in-depth scholarship with a popular, readable style to preserve and enhance what the Washington Post called a "landmark of zoological literature."

 

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Mammals
1
Monotremes
20
Didelphidae American Opossums
41
Caenolestidae Shrew Opossums
92
Microbiotheriidae Monito del Monte
99
Notoryctidae Marsupial Moles
105
Australasian Carnivorous Marsupials
111
Bandicoots
188
Orycteropodidae Aardvark or Ant Bear
444
Procaviidae Hyraxes or Dassies
449
Elephantidae Elephants
463
Dugong Stellers Sea Cow and Manatees
537
Dasypodidae Armadillos
576
Sloths and Anteaters
600
Tree Shrews
630
Cynocephalidae Colugos or Flying Lemurs
648

Koala Wombats Possums Wallabies and Kangaroos
216
Tenrecs and Golden Moles
383
Macroscelididae Sengis or Elephant Shrews
425
Plesiorycteropodidae Bibymalagasy
441

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Ernest P. Walker (1891-1969) was the assistant director of the National Zoo. He began work on Mammals of the World in the early 1930s. Ronald M. Nowak was a staff mammalogist at the former Office of Endangered Species, US Department of the Interior. He is the coauthor of the fourth edition and the author of the fifth and sixth editions of Walker's Mammals of the World.

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