Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 3: Primates

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Series: Handbook of the Mammals of the World (HMW) Volume: 3

By: Russell A Mittermeier(Editor), Anthony B Rylands(Editor), Don E Wilson(Editor), Stephen D Nash(Illustrator)

951 pages, 57 plates with colour illustrations; 716 colour photos, 495 colour distribution maps

Lynx Edicions

Hardback | May 2013 | #174995 | ISBN-13: 9788496553897
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £129.99 $209/€164 approx

Everybody knows that we are members of the mammalian Order Primates, but ask somebody to name some of our cousins and they would at best come up with five or six of the most widely known.

Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 3: Primates counts more than 470 of them: 138 species of prosimians – the lemurs, lorises, pottos and tarsiers in Africa and Asia; 157 species of monkeys in the New World tropics; another 158 monkeys in the Old World tropics; and 25 apes, 19 of them gibbons along with six chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans.

Much of this extraordinary diversity has been discovered only in the past two decades. In the 1980s the count was 180 species. Now we know so much more of their diversity, and Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 3: Primates presents them in all their remarkable variety of shapes, sizes, colors, habits and specializations.


HMW volumes 1-4

Volumes 1-4 can also be bought together.

Read Russell Mittermeier (President of Conservation International) his review on the Huffington Post.

Family Cheirogaleidae (Mouse, Giant Mouse, Dwarf and Fork-Marked Lemurs)
Christoph Schwitzer, Russell A. Mittermeier, Edward E. Louis Jr & Matthew Richardson

Family Lepilemuridae (Sportive Lemurs)
Christoph Schwitzer, Russell A. Mittermeier, Edward E. Louis Jr & Matthew Richardson

Family Lemuridae (Bamboo, True and Ruffed Lemurs)
Christoph Schwitzer, Russell A. Mittermeier, Edward E. Louis Jr & Matthew Richardson

Family Indriidae (Avahis, Sifakas and Indri)
Russell A. Mittermeier, Christoph Schwitzer, Edward E. Louis Jr & Matthew Richardson

Family Daubentoniidae (Aye-aye)
Christoph Schwitzer, Russell A. Mittermeier, Edward E. Louis Jr & Matthew Richardson

Family Galagidae (Galagos)
K. Anne-Isola Nekaris

Family Lorisidae (Pottos, Angwantibos and Lorises)
K. Anne-Isola Nekaris

Family Tarsiidae (Tarsiers)
Myron Shekelle, Sharon Gursky-Doyen & Matthew Richardson

Family Callitrichidae (Marmosets and Tamarins)
Anthony B. Rylands & Russell A. Mittermeier

Family Cebidae (Capuchins and Squirrel Monkeys)
Anthony B. Rylands & Russell A. Mittermeier

Family Aotidae (Night Monkeys)
Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Margaret K. Corley & Andrea Spence-Aizenberg

Family Pitheciidae (Titis, Sakis and Uakaris)
Liza M. Veiga & Stephen F. Ferrari

Family Atelidae (Howler, Spider and Woolly Monkeys and Muriquis)
Anthony B. Rylands, Thomas R. Defler, Kenneth E. Glander, William R. Konstant, Russell A. Mittermeier & Maurício Talebi

Family Cercopithecidae (Old World Monkeys)
Samantha Bricknell, Martina Anandam, Elizabeth L. Bennett, Tim R. B. Davenport, Nicola Davies, Kate M. Detwiler, Antje Engelhardt, Ardith A. Eudey, Elizabeth L. Gadsby, Colin P. Groves, Aoife Healy, K. Praveen Karanth, Sanjay Molur, Tilo Nadler, Matthew Richardson, Erin P. Riley, Christian Roos, Anthony B. Rylands, Nelson Ting, Lori K. Sheeran, Janette Wallis, Siân S. Waters, Danielle Whittaker & Dietmar Zinner

Family Hylobatidae (Gibbons)
David J. Chivers, Christian Roos, Colin P. Groves, Benjamin Rawson & Danielle Whittaker

Family Hominidae (Great Apes)
Elizabeth A. Williamson, Fiona G. Maisels, Colin P. Groves, F. Blake Morton, Matthew Richardson, Anne Russon, Ian Singleton & Tatyana Humle

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