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Mammals of South Asia, Volume 1

Flora / Fauna

Series: Mammals of South Asia Volume: 1

By: AJT Johnsingh (Editor), Nima Manjrekar (Editor), George B Schaller (Foreword By)

694 pages, 80 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w distribution maps, tables

Universities Press, India

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #203003 | ISBN-13: 9788173715907
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NHBS Price: £49.99 $64/€60 approx

About this book

Mammals of South Asia, Volume 1 is a complete guide to the mammals of South Asia, lavishly illustrated with colour plates and photos. The species accounts cover all aspects of field identification, including in-depth sections on distribution, behaviour, status and population. Anyone interested in the wildlife of the subcontinent will find this book an invaluable aid to identifying and understanding the region's diverse mammalian fauna.

Mammals of South Asia, Volume 1 covers insectivores, bats, primates, canids and felids, while Volume 2 focuses on marine mammals, elephant, rhinoceros, bovids, cervids, and rodents. Over 75 authors have contributed on areas of specialised research. Many of the species, like the Arunachal macaque, are covered in such detail for the first time in a popular publication.


Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements   xv
Foreword by George B Schaller   xxiii
Introduction   xxvii

(Order: Insectivora)
1. Insectivores   1

(Order: Scandentia)
2. Treeshrews   52

(Order: Chiroptera)
3. Bats   68

(Order: Primates)
(Family: Lorisidae)
4. Slender loris   94
5. Slow loris   109
(Family: Cercopithecidae)
6. Lion-tailed macaque   117
7. Rhesus macaque   134
8. Bonnet macaque   148
9. Toque macaque   170
10. Assamese macaque   187
11. Arunachal macaque   198
12. Grey langur   211
13. Nilgiri langur   236
14. Golden langur   255
15. Phayre's langur   269
16. Capped langur   296
17. Purple-faced langur   315
(Family: Hylobatidae)
18. Hoolock gibbon   332

(Order: Camivora)
(Family: Canidae)
19. Indian fox   355
20. Golden jackal   366
21. Indian wolf   377
22. Asiatic wild dog   392
(Family: Ursidae)
23. Asiatic black bear   416
24. Himalayan brown bear   429
25. Sloth bear   438
(Family: Procyonidae)
26. Red panda   457
27. Family: Herpestids, Viverrids and Mustelids   471
28. Otters   499
(Family: Hyaenidae)
29. Striped hyena   522
(Family: Felidae)
30. Small cats   531
31. Snow leopard   541
32. Leopard   559
33. Asiatic lion   574
34. Tiger   596

List of contributors   lix
Species index   lxiv
 


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