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Fauna Sinica: Mammalia, Volume 9: Cetacea: Carnivora: Phocoidea: Sirenia [Chinese]

Flora / Fauna

Series: Fauna Sinica: Mammalia Volume: 9

By: Zhou Kaiya

326 pages, Col plates, b/w illus

Science Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #158151 | ISBN: 7030134419
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NHBS Price: £55.50 $75/€63 approx

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Language: Chinese with English summary

The Chinese marine mammals include representatives in three mammalian orders: Cetacea, Carnivora and Sirenia. The cetacean fauna contains 9 of the world's 14 cetacean families and 24 of the 40 genera, among which Lipotidae is endemic. The marine carnivore fauna contains 2 of the world's 3 pinniped families but only 5 of the 21 genera. The sirenians are represented by a single species, Dugong dugong. A total of 36 species of cetaceans, 5 species of marine carnivores and 1 species of sirenians is dealt with in this volume.

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