South-East Asia is one of the richest and most diverse parts of the world in terms of mammals, and species new to science are still being described on a regular basis. The only comprehensive guide to mammals of the region has now been revised and updated to include more than 50 additional species. This guide covers Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.
From large mammals such as big cats, the elephant and cetaceans, through bears, langurs and badgers, to bats, flying-foxes and rodents, more than 550 species are described in detail, including key identification characteristics, habitat, behaviour, distribution and status, accompanied by line drawings of footprints and details of anatomy or other aspects of identification. Specially commissioned colour plates beautifully depict nearly all species and their variations, while accompanying range maps provide up-to-date information on distribution.
With the continuing worldwide threat to wildlife and habitats, this remains a timely and important field guide that will appeal to travellers, wildlife enthusiasts, and students of mammals alike.
Charles Francis has been studying mammals in South-east Asia since 1979 and is now one of the leading experts on mammals in the region. He has written numerous research papers on both mammals and birds in Asia and North America, including descriptions of more than 15 new bat species. He has also written books on birds and mammals of Borneo as well as a photographic guide to mammals of South-east Asia. He is currently responsible for managing bird population monitoring programmes for the Canadian Wildlife Service, based at the National Wildlife Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada.