303 pages, b/w photos, b/w line drawings, b/w distribution maps
Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish
An unmodified paperback version of the original hardback which was published in 1989.
Salta Province, which lies astride the Tropic of Capricorn in extreme northwest Argentina, encompasses many of South America's major habitats: montane moist forest, thorn forest, lowland desert, highland desert, and deciduous forests. As a result, the area supports a wealth of mammal species and is of great biogeographic interest. This is a bilingual guide to the mammal fauna of this major region of South America, the continent that has the richest array of plant and animal life on earth.
The Guide includes information on the natural history, taxonomy, and behavior of all 114 species known to occur in the province, of which many species have been very poorly studied. A key to the families of mammals, depictions of the species, distribution maps, and cranial drawings assist in identification. General information on Salta and its habitats also is provided, as is a discussion of the methods of mammal research.
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Michael A. Mares, director of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and Professor of Zoology, University of Oklahoma, is the coauthor of Guide to the Mammals of Salta Province, Argentina, and Mammals of Oklahoma, both published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Ricardo A. Ojeda is an investigator at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council–Argentina (CONICET).
Rubén M. Barquez is an investigator at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council–Argentina (CONICET).