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Mammals of South Asia, Volume 2

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Series: Mammals of South Asia Volume: 2

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

799 pages, 60 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w distribution maps, tables

Universities Press, India

Paperback | Jan 2015 | #221494 | ISBN-13: 9788173715891
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About this book

The second half of this encyclopedic work on the mammals of South Asia, with the remaining 34 chapters, covering the orders Cetacea, Proboscidea, Perissodactyla, Artiodactyla, and Rodentia, as well as a checklist of the mammals of South Asia.

"A milestone In the natural history of the subcontinent, an indispensable, detailed source of information and of value to everyone interested in mammals, whether layperson or scientist. With rigour and objectivity, the two volumes cover all 590 species in the region, many of them in detail and depth based on consummate research conducted during the past half-century. This reflects a genuine increase in knowledge since the 1960s when many species – from slender loris to elephant were, for the first time, studied in the wild by trained biologists, with patience and respect, to create intimate and enduring portraits of other beings."
- George B. Schaller in the foreword


Preface and Acknowledgements   xvii
Foreword by George B Schaller   xxix
Introduction   xxxiii

(Order: Cetacea, Sirenia}
35. Marine mammals   1

(Order: Cetacea)
36. Ganges river dolphin   42

(Order: Proboscidea)
37. Asian elephant   71

(Order: Perissodactyla)
(Family: Rhinuceroridae)
38. Greater one-horned rhinoceros   95
(Family: Equidae)
39. Wild asses   112

(Order: Artiodactyla)
(Family: Suidae)
40. Pygmy hog   129
(Family: Tragulidae)
41. The chevrotains   146
(Family: Moschidae)
42. Musk deer   159
(Family: Cervidae)
43. Muntjac or barking deer   176
44. Chiral   192
45. Sambar   223
46. Barasingha (Indian swamp deer)   242
47. Eld’s deer   258
48. Hog deer   272
(Family: Bovidae)
49. Gaur   287
50. Nilgai   300
51. Chousingha or four-horned antelope   312
52. Blackbuck   322
53. Chinkara or Indian gazelle   341
54. Serow   352
55. Goral   362
56. Takin   376
57. Himalayan tahr   385
58. Nilgiri tahr   409
59. Himalayan ibex   433
60. Bhatal   450
61. Other wild goats and sheep   463

(Order: Rodentia)
(Family: Sciuridae)
62. Indian giant squirrel   483
63. Grizzled giant squirrel   501
64. Sciurids   513
(Family: Mutidae)
65. South Asian muroids   574
(Family: Hystricidae)
66. Indian crested porcupine   643
67. Little-known mammals   653
68. Diseases and parasites of wild mammals   694
69. Checklist of mammals of South Asia   720

List of contributors   lxv
Species index   lxxi

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