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The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion

Flora / FaunaOut of Print
This extensively revised third edition encompasses all mammals that occur naturally on the African mainland south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers, together with mammals indigenous to the subregion's coastal waters
Radical taxonomic changes across all levels of mammalian classification have necessitated this new edition which presents the best and latest data accurately in one comprehensive volume
All distribution maps have been redrawn, many of the spoor illustrations have been updated and redrawn and several new colour plates have been added

By: John D Skinner (Author), Christian T Chimimba (Author)

814 pages, 300 line diagrams, 41 colour plates, 297 maps

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Nov 2005 | Edition: 3 | #153467 | ISBN: 0521844185
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About this book

This extensively revised third edition of the Smithers classic (adapted by J.D.Skinner) encompasses all mammals that occur naturally on the African mainland south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers, together with mammals indigenous to the subregion's coastal waters. Indispensable reference.

From the publisher's announcement:

This comprehensive volume covers all mammals that occur naturally on the African mainland south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers, and also in the subregion's coastal waters. Extensively revised and updated for the new edition, it now includes the latest data from from mammal research in southern Africa along with the radical taxonomic changes across all levels of mammalian classification. Containing contributions from specialists on each mammalian order, each species description has been reviewed by a range of independent and internationally recognised authorities. Along with the latest taxonomic information, the distribution maps and illustrations have been updated and redrawn, several new colour plates have been added, and the whole design has been enhanced to aid access to key information. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of southern-African mammals and forms an essential reference for zoologists, evolutionary biologists and anyone wanting an overview of the region's wildlife.

A"Easily accessible to professional and general readers alike, this monumental work is absolutely indispensable for anyone interested in or working with Southern African mammals. Without it, no mammalian library is complete. Essential.A" --Choice


Contents

SUPERCOHORT AFROTHERIA
Order AFROSORICIDA
Suborder CHRYSOCHLORIDEA
I. Family CHRYSOCHLORIDAE / Golden moles
Subfamily Chrysochlorinae
Subfamily Amblysominae
Order MACROSCELIDEA
II. Family MACROSCELIDIDAE / Elephant-shrews
Order TUBULIDENTATA
III. Family ORYCTEROPODIDAE / Aardvark
COHORT PAENUNGULATA
Order HYRACOIDEA
IV. Family PROCAVIIDAE / Hyraxes
Superorder TETHYTHERIA
Order PROBOSCIDEA
V. Family ELEPHANTIDAE / Elephants
Order SIRENIA
VI. Family DUGONGIDAE / Dugong
SUPERCOHORT EUARCHONTAGLIRES
COHORT GLIRES
Order LAGOMORPHA
VII. Family LEPORIDAE / Hares, rock rabbits and rabbits
Order RODENTIA
Suborder HYSTRICOGNATHI
VIII. Family BATHYERGIDAE / Mole-rats
IX. Family HYSTRICIDAE / Porcupines
X. Family THRYONOMYIDAE / Canerats
XI. Family PETROMURIDAE / Dassie rat
Suborder SCIUROGNATHI
XII. Family PEDETIDAE / Springhare
XIII. Family SCIURIDAE / Squirrels
XIV. Family MYOXIDAE / Dormice
Subfamily Graphiurinae
XV. Family MURIDAE / Rats and mice
Subfamily Deomyinae
Subfamily Murinae
Tribe Otomyini
Subfamily Gerbillinae
Subfamily Mystromyinae
Subfamily Cricetomyinae
Subfamily Dendromurinae
Subfamily Petromyscinae
COHORT EUARCHONTA
Superorder PRIMATOMORPHA
Order PRIMATES
Suborder STREPSIRHINI
Infraorder LORIFORMES
XVI. Family GALAGIDAE / Galagos
Suborder HAPLORHINI
Infraorder SIMIIFORMES
Superfamily CERCOPITHECOIDEA
XVII. Family CERCOPITHECIDAE / Baboons and monkeys
Subfamily Cercopithecinae
SUPERCOHORT LAURASIATHERIA
Order EULIPOTYPHLA
Suborder SORICOMORPHA
XVIII. Family SORICIDAE / Shrews
Subfamily Myosoricinae
Subfamily Crocidurinae
Suborder ERINACEOMORPHA
XIX. Family ERINACEIDAE / Hedgehogs
Subfamily Erinaceinae
Order CHIROPTERA Bats
Suborder MEGACHIROPTERA / Fruit-eating bats
XX. Family PTEROPODIDAE
Suborder MICROCHIROPTERA / Insect-eating bats
XXI. Family EMBALLONURIDAE / Sheath-tailed bats
XXII. Family MOLOSSIDAE / Free-tailed bats
XXIII. Family VESPERTILIONIDAE / Vesper bats
Subfamily Miniopterinae
Subfamily Vespertilioninae
Subfamily Kerivoulinae
XXIV. Family NYCTERIDAE / Slit-faced bats
XXV. Family RHINOLOPHIDAE / Horseshoe bats
XXVI. Family HIPPOSIDERIDAE / Trident and leaf-nosed bats
COHORT FERUNGULATA
Superorder FERAE
Order PHOLIDOTA / Pangolins
XXVII. Family MANIDAE
Order CARNIVORA
Suborder FELIFORMIA
XVIII. Family HYAENIDAE / Hyaenas
Subfamily Protelinae
Subfamily Hyaeninae
XXIX. Family FELIDAE / Cats
Subfamily Acinonychinae
Subfamily Pantherinae
Subfamily Felinae
XXX. Family VIVERRIDAE / Civets and genets
Subfamily Viverrinae
XXXI. Family NANDINIIDAE / Palm civet
XXXII. Family HERPESTIDAE / Suricates and mongooses
Subfamily Herpestinae
Suborder CANIFORMIA
XXXIII. Family CANIDAE / Foxes, wild dogs and jackals
XXXIV. Family MUSTELIDAE / Otters, honey badger, weasel and polecat
Subfamily Lutrinae
Subfamily Mellivorinae
Subfamily Mustelinae
XXXV. Family OTARIIDAE / Fur seals
XXXVI. Family PHOCIDAE / True seals
Superorder PARAXONIA
Order PERISSODACTYLA
XXXVII. Family RHINOCEROTIDAE / Rhinoceroses
XXXVIII. Family EQUIDAE / Zebras
Superorder CETARTIODACTYLA
Order SUIFORMES
Suborder SUINA
Superfamily SUIODEA
XXXIX. Family SUIDAE / Pigs
Subfamily Suinae
Subfamily Phacochoerinae
Order WHIPPOMORPHA
Suborder ANCODONTA
Superfamily ANTHRACOTHEROIDEA
XL. Family HIPPOPOTAMIDAE / Hippopotamuses
Suborder CETACEA / Whales and dolphins
Infraorder ODONTOCETI
XLI. Family PHYSETERIDAE / Sperm whale
XLII. Family KOGIIDAE
XLIII. Family ZIPHIIDAE / Beaked whales
Subfamily Ziphiinae
Subfamily Hyperoodontinae
XLIV. Family DELPHINIDAE / Dolphins, pilot whales, killer and false killer whales
Infraorder MYSTICETI
XLV. Family BALAENIDAE / Right whales
XLVI. Family NEOBALAENIDAE / Pygmy right whales
XLVII. Family BALAENOPTERIDAE / Rorquals
Order RUMINANTIA
Suborder PECORA
Superfamily GIRAFFOIDEA
XLVIII. Family GI


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