A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

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OUP USA, Nov 5, 2009 - Nature - 346 pages
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This is the only field guide to provide comprehensive coverage of the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. The fully revised second edition includes 21 new species, as well as updated illustrations and distribution maps. Each species account provides measurements, descriptions, and comparisons with similar species, and is accompanied by a range map showing where the species can be found in the region. The 49 full-color animal plates contain similar species portrayed to scale on the same plate, with tracks and feet shown on the facing-page. 4 new full-color maps provide visual views of parks and protected areas, biomes, elevations and habitat loss, as well as a political map of the region. The book also features a detailed introduction with sections on how and where to find mammals and a listing of the most endangered species in the region.
 

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Contents

How to Use this Book
3
Introduction
14
American Opossums Order Didelphimorphia Family Didelphidae
42
Anteaters and Sloths Order Pilosa
53
Armadillos Order Cingulata Family Dasypodidae
60
Shrews Moles and Solenodons Order Soricomorpha
63
Bats Order Chiroptera
72
Monkeys Order Primates
177
Carnivores Order Carnivora
258
Manatees and Dugongs Order Sirenia Family Trichechidae
282
OddToed Ungulates Order Perissodactyla
284
EvenToed Ungulates Order Artiodactyla
286
Whales Dolphins and Porpoises Order Cetacea
293
Glossary
309
Bibliography
313
Index to Scientific Names
333

Rodents Order Rodentia
186
Rabbits and Hares Order Lagomorpha Family Leporidae
254

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About the author (2009)


Fiona Reid has studied mammals for over 20 years. A knowledgeable all-round naturalist, she leads nature tours for Bat Conservation International and for Fiona Reid's Wildlife Encounters.

Books by the same author:
A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico, 1st edition, 1998

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