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Mammals of North America : Second Edition / Don E. Wilson, Roland W. Kays.

Author/Creator:
Kays, Roland W., author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2009]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 112 color illus. 102 line illus. 460 maps.
Edition:
Second
Series:
Princeton Field Guides ; 58
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Mammals -- North America -- Identification.
Mammals -- North America.
Science.
Zoology.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
The best-selling field guide that "sets new standards" (New Scientist) and "makes all other field guides for mammals of the United States. . . and Canada obsolete" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even better. Covering 20 species recognized since 2002 and including 13 new color plates, this fully revised edition of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 known mammal species in the United States and Canada--each in beautiful color and accurate detail. With a more up-to-date species list than any other guide, improved facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, updated common and scientific names, and track and scat illustrations, this slim, light, and easy-to-use volume is the must-have source for identifying North American mammals. Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins. The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada--including 20 species recognized since 2002 112 color plates--including 13 new ones Key identification information--fully revised--on facing pages The most current taxonomy/species list Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Species Plates
Plate 1 - Plate 15
Plate 16 - Plate 30
Plate 31 - Plate 45
Plate 46 - Plate 60
Plate 61 - Plate 76
Plate 77 - Plate 91
Plate 92 - Plate 108
Plate 109 - Plate 114
Glossary
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Wilson, Don E., author.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400833504
OCLC:
979577114
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400833504 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.