957 pages, 574 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations, 538 colour distribution maps, tables
Mammals of Mexico is the first reference in English on the more than 500 types of mammal species found in diverse Mexican habitats – from the Sonoran Desert to the Chiapas cloud forests. Authoritative accounts are written by a who's who of experts overseen by famed mammalogist and conservationist Gerardo Ceballos.
Ten years in the making, Mammals of Mexico covers everything from obscure rodents to whales, bats, primates, and wolves. It is thoroughly illustrated with colour photographs and meticulous artistic renderings, as well as range maps for each species. Introductory chapters discuss biogeography, conservation, and evolution. The final section of Mammals of Mexico illustrates skulls, jaws, and tracks.
This unparalleled collection of scientific information on, and photographs of, Mexican wildlife belongs on the shelf of every mammalogist, in public and academic libraries, and in the hands of anyone curious about Mexico and its wildlife.
"The most comprehensive reference on Mexico's diverse mammalian fauna."
– Johns Hopkins University Press
"Mexico is a mega-diverse country, with one of the world's richest mammal faunas. Gerardo Ceballos is an internationally recognized scientist known for his remarkable breadth and insights. This book – built on the successful foundations of Los Mamíferos Silvestres de México and enlisting the contributions of numerous specialists – showcases both to great effect."
– Bruce Patterson, The Field Museum
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Gerardo Ceballos, one of the world's leading ecologists, is a professor at the Institute of Ecology at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has authored twenty-eight books.