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Mammals of China / Yan Xie, Andrew T. Smith.

Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 384 color illus. 558 maps.
Edition:
Course Book
Series:
Princeton Pocket Guides ; 9
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Mammals -- China -- Identification.
Mammals -- China.
Zoology -- China.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
China's breathtaking diversity of natural habitats--from mountains and deserts to grasslands and lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. This one-of-a-kind pocket guide describes the characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of all 558 species of mammals found in China. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and beautiful color illustrations by wildlife artist Federico Gemma depict a majority of the species. The definitive text is written by leading specialists and follows the most current global standards for mammalian systematics. This field-ready pocket edition of A Guide to the Mammals of China makes the rich mammal fauna of China accessible to ecotravelers and naturalists like never before. The comprehensive pocket guide to all of China's 558 mammal species Describes the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species Features up-to-date distribution maps and stunning color illustrations throughout Written by a team of leading specialists
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Habitat Images
Preface / Smith, Andrew / Yan, Xie
Contributors
Introduction
Acknowledgments
CLASS MAMMALIA-The Mammals
ORDER PROBOSCIDEA
ORDER SIRENIA
ORDER SCANDENTIA
ORDER PRIMATES-Primates
ORDER RODENTIA-Rodents
ORDER LAGOMORPHA-Pikas, Rabbits, and Hares
ORDER ERINACEOMORPHA
ORDER SORICOMORPHA-Shrews and Moles
ORDER CHIROPTERA-Bats
ORDER PHOLIDOTA
ORDER CARNIVORA-Carnivores
ORDER PERISSODACTYLA
ORDER ARTIODACTYLA-Even-toed Ungulates
ORDER CETACEA-Whales, Porpoises, and Dolphins
APPENDIX I: Cetaceans Found off the Coast of China
APPENDIX II: Hypothetical Mammals
APPENDIX III: Introduced Alien, Feral, or Free-ranging Domestic Mammals
GLOSSARY
FURTHER READING
Index to Scientific Names
Index to Common Names
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Smith, Andrew T., editor.
Xie, Yan, editor.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400846887
OCLC:
835048214
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400846887 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.