Phillipps' Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and Their Ecology: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan

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Princeton University Press, May 10, 2016 - Nature - 400 pages
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This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and easily accessible field guide to the mammals of Borneo—the ideal travel companion for anyone visiting this region of the world. Covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan, the book provides essential information on 277 species of land and marine mammals and features 141 breathtaking color plates. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe taxonomy, size, range, distribution, habits, and status. This unique at-a-glance guide also includes distribution maps, habitat plates, regional maps, fast-find graphic indexes, top mammal sites, and a complete overview of the vegetation, climate, and ecology of Borneo.

  • Covers 277 species—from orangutans and clouded leopards to otters and other marine mammals
  • Features 141 superb color plates
  • Includes facing-page species accounts, distribution maps, fast-find graphic indexes, and more
  • Describes Borneo's vegetation, climate, and ecology
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Origin and Evolution of Bornean Mammals
16
Extinct Mammals
22
Longtailed Macaque
28
Gibbons
34
Poaceae Grasses and Bamboos
48
Dipterocarps
54
Oaks and Chestnuts
60
Petinomys and Pteromyscus Medium Flying
218
Petaurista Giant Flying Squirrels
224
102
228
Endemic Mountain Rats
230
106
234
Small Maxomys Spiny Rats
236
Emmons Tree Rat and Ranee Mouse
242
Sun Bear Ecology
248

Legumes Bean Trees
66
Bananas and Gingers
72
Ecology
188
Squirrels
194
92
196
Small Sundasciurus Squirrels
200
Pigmy Squirrels
206
100
208
Ground Squirrels
212
Sunda Skunk and FerretBadger
254
110
268
112
372
Maps and Sites
374
Selected Bibliography
388
Index of Common Names
394
138
395
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About the author (2016)

Quentin Phillipps is a native of Borneo who has been fascinated by its wildlife and natural history since he was a child. Karen Phillipps is a native of Borneo who has illustrated many books on Asian wildlife, including A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo. They are the coauthors of the acclaimed Phillipps' Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo (Princeton).

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