The Complete Book of Southern African Mammals

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M. G. L. Mills, Lex Hes
Struik, 1997 - Nature - 356 pages
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The Complete Book of Southern African Mammals covers each of Southern Africa's 343 mammal species. From the diminutive shrews to the weird and wonderful bats, the carnivores, primates and ungulates (hoofed animals), this guide represents the work of 72 leading authorities in the field of mammal research. More than 400 colour photographs, many submitted by the region's most renowned wildlife photographers, were selected from an initial shortlist of 1,000. Wherever possible these portray the animals in their natural environments and many depict interesting aspects of behaviour too. The guide is divided into three main sections. The first and most extensive section covers land mammals - from shrews, moles and bats to primates, rabbits, rodents, primates, carnivores and ungulates.
 

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Contents

Southern African mammals in evolutionary perspective
14
Classification of southern African mammals
20
AARDVARK Order Tubuudentata 220
23
Wildlife conservation Its past present and future
32
Mammal adaptations
38
LAND MAMMALS
46
Hedgehog Family Erinaceidae
52
ELEPHANT SHREWS
62
Foxes wild dog and jackals Family Canidae
191
Otters polecat weasel and honey badger
200
Mongooses Family Herpestidae
208
Aarckark Family Orvcteropodidae
220
DASSIE Order Hyracoidea
228
Zebra Family Equidae
238
EVENTOED UNGULATES Order ARTIODACTYLA
244
SUBORDER RUMINANT1A
250

Fruit bats suborder megachiroptera
68
Freetailed bats Family Molossidae
77
Slitfaced bats Family Nycteridae
94
Trident and leafnosed bats
101
PANGOLIN Order Pholidota
112
RODENTS Order Rodextia
120
Cane rats Family Thryonomyidae
126
Rats and mice Family Muridae
133
Springhare Family Pedetidae
163
Cats Family Felidae
175
MARINE MAMMALS
295
Sperm whales Family Pliyseteridae
301
Baleen whales suborder mysticeti
316
SEALS Order Pinnipedia
322
DUGONG Order Sirenia
330
Fallow deer Family Cervidae
336
Glossary
342
Collectors edition
349
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