A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

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This is the first comprehensive field guide to the mammals of Central America, one of the most diverse and species-rich regions in the world. The book is generously illustrated with 48 full-colour plates and numerous line drawings. The colour plates illustrate about 85% of the 349 species in the region. All large mammals are illustrated in colour, and different forms are included when a species varies with sex, age or geographic location. Particularly impressive are the portrayals of small mammals such as bats, rodents, and marsupials, most of which were painted directly from life by the author. Designed for use both by amateur naturalists and professional biologists, this guide provides accounts for all mammals native to the land and surrounding waters of Central America and southeast Mexico (east of the Isthmus of Tehuantapec). To identify individual species, detailed accounts include a complete description, measurements, a range map within the region, and comparison with similar species. The entire distribution, habitat, status, and habits are also described, with sources of scientific references. The introduction of the book contains information on how to find mammals, conservation of mammals, and endangered species. A section on where to find mammals outlines the principle parks and reserves in the region, and lists mammals likely to be found in each park.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 36mm | 933g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 48 colour plates, 11 line drawings, 263 maps
  • 0195064003
  • 9780195064001

Table of contents

Preface. How to use this book. How to find mammals. Studying Mammals. Where to find mammals. Conservation of Mammals in Central America. Order Didelphimorphia (Marsupialia). Order Xenarthra (Edentata). Order Insectivora. Order Chiroptera. Order Primates. Order Rodentia. Order Lagomorpha. Order Carnivora. Order Sirenidae. Order Perissodactyla. Order Artiodactyla. Order Cetacea. Glossary. Bibliographyshow more

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