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The Natural History of Costa Rican Mammals

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print
Major mammal reference fo Costa Rica

By: Mark Wainwright

384 pages, B/w & col illus

Zona Tropical

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #142860 | ISBN: 0970567812
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Describes all of Costa Rica's readily identifiable terrestrial and freshwater mammals, drawing on detailed information from hundreds of scientific publications. Stunning illustrations show not only the mammals themselves, but also their tracks, scats, dens, and anatomical details. Also includes illustrations of numerous other animals and plants with which the mammals have formed close ecological links.

Descriptions include key identification features, range maps, vocalizations, derivations of common and scientific names, evolutionary history, local folklore and mythology, and extensive information about natural history and conservation. Also describes some of the fascinating challenges faced by researchers and points out numerous questions that remain unanswered.

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