244 pages, 512 colour photos and colour illustrations
Language: English, with English, Chinese and scientific nomenclature
Northwest Yunnan in China has been identified as a biodiversity hotspot of global importance, but its plant and animal life remain poorly known among naturalists. This photographic field guide presents a synthesis of information drawn from first hand observations and surveys on the flora and fauna of the Golden Monkey National Park and Baimaxueshan Nature Reserve. This region harbours a mixture of plants from the subtropical and temperate realm including a wide variety of rhododendrons; it also boasts the largest population of the charismatic and endangered Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey and is home to a fascinating array of bird species including a number of spectacular pheasants. Field Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the Golden Monkey National Park / Baimaxueshan Nature Reserve, Yunnan, China covers plants, fungi, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals, with more than 400 species (some representing new records for the region) photo-documented in full colour, with accompanying field notes.
Climate and Phenology
Subalpine Fir Forest
Subtropical Evergreen Broadleaf Forest
Mixed Deciduous Broadleaf and Conifer Forest
Sclerophyllous Oak Forest
Open Dry Subalpine Conifer Assemblage
Spermatophyta (Seed Plants)
Index to Genera Illustrated
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Dr. Cyril C. Grueter is associate Professor of biological anthropology and Primatology at the University of Western Australia.