The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals: Second Edition
Jonathan Kingdon, one of the world's foremost authorities on African mammals, has both written and illustrated this landmark field guide. The unique combination of his extensive field experience and artistic talent has produced a stunning work that sets new standards.
The concise text provides full information on identification, distribution, ecology, relationships and conservation status, with introductory profiles that summarise the characteristics of each mammal group.
All known species of African land mammal are covered, with coverage of several of the more complex groups of small mammals simplified by reference to genera. Classification has been fully updated and this new edition includes many newly recognised species. With over 780 colour illustrations, numerous line drawings and more than 520 maps, this book will be an essential companion to anyone visiting Africa or with an interest in the mammals of the continent.
Competition note: There are regional mammal books covering southern Africa, for example, but none that covers the whole continent in a portable format. The smaller-format and more concise Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals may be more appealing to a more general safari market, but is much less comprehensive and more out of date.
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Acacia ADAPTATIONS adult males Africa animals Anomalure antelopes arboreal areas baboons Bdeogale BEHAVIOUR blesmols brown burrows bushmeat Cape carnivores Cephalophus Cercopithecus colour common Congo conservation dark dense desert diet Dikdik DISTRIBUTION DR Congo Duiker ears ecological elephants endangered Ethiopia feeding females FOOD foraging forest fossils fruit bats Funisciurus Galago Gazelle Genet Genetta GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION gestation Giraffe glands golden-moles grass grasslands grazing grey grizzled guenons HABITAT hairs Heliosciurus home-ranges horns hunting Hyaena hyraxes incisors insects invertebrates IUCN Kenya known limbs live lowland mainly mammals Mangabey MEASUREMENTS HB Mongoose Monkey Cercopithecus montane Mountain muzzle neck nocturnal numbers OTHERNAMES pale Pangolin Paraxerus Piliocolobus populations predators prey rainforest range rats RECOGNITION Red Colobus region relatively resemble rodents Rope Squirrel savannas scent sengis skull southern specialised species STATUS stripes subspecies Swah swamp tail Tanzania teeth territories thickets trees Uganda underparts underside vegetation widespread woodlands young Zebra