The Mammals of the Southern African Sub-region

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J. D. Skinner, Christian T. Chimimba
Cambridge University Press, Nov 15, 2005 - Science - 814 pages
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This comprehensive volume covers all mammals that occur naturally on the African mainland south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers, and also in the subregion's coastal waters. Extensively revised and updated for the new edition, it now includes the latest data from from mammal research in southern Africa along with the radical taxonomic changes across all levels of mammalian classification. Containing contributions from specialists on each mammalian order, each species description has been reviewed by a range of independent and internationally recognised authorities. Along with the latest taxonomic information, the distribution maps and illustrations have been updated and redrawn, several new colour plates have been added, and the whole design has been enhanced to aid access to key information. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of southern-African mammals and forms an essential reference for zoologists, evolutionary biologists and anyone wanting an overview of the region's wildlife.
  

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Contents

SUPERCOHORT AFROTHER1A
1
Order MACROSCELIDEA
22
Order TUBULIDENTATA
35
Suborder SCIUROGNATHI
99
Family MYOXIDAE Dormice
117
COHORT EUARCHONTA
210
Suborder HAPLORHINI
218
COHORT PAENUNGULATA 41
231
Family VIVERRIDAE Civets and genets
412
Family NANDJNIIDAE Palm civet
424
Suborder CANIFORMIA
469
Family MUSTELIDAE Otters honey badger weasel
491
Family OTAR1IPAE Fur seals
510
Superorder PARAXONIA
527
Family EQUIDAE Zebras
537
Superorder CETARTIODACTYLA
547

Suborder ERJNACEOMORPHA
254
Suborder MICROCHIROPTERA Insectearing bats
271
Family MOLOSSIDAE Freetailed bats
277
Family VESPERT1LIONIDAE Vesper bats
292
COM
293
Family NYCTERJDAE Slitfaced bats
327
Family RHINOLOPHIDAE Horseshoe bats
334
Family HIPPOSIDERIDAE Trident and leafnosed
346
COHORT FERUNGULATA
353
Suborder FEL1FORMIA 360
360
Family FELIDAE Cats
378
Suborder CETACEA Whales and dolphins
560
Family KOG1IDAE
567
Family DELPHIN1DAE Dolphins pilot whales killer
578
Infraorder MYSTICETI
604
Order RUMINANTIA
616
Bibliography
715
Glossary
784
Colloquial names
802
Index of scientific names
809
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Christian T. Chimimba is an Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, and an Associate of the Mammal Research Institute.

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