Series: Handbook of the Mammals of the World (HMW) Volume: 8
710 pages, 28 plates with colour illustrations; 480 colour photos, 685 colour distribution maps
The Handbook of the Mammals of the World is an essential reference series that covers all the world's mammal species. Combining high production values with outstanding photography and illustrations, each encyclopaedic volume provides authoritative information. The seven volumes published so far have covered most major orders except bats. This penultimate volume covers all of the remaining smaller and more obscure orders (Cingulata, Pilosa, Afrosoricida, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, Dermaptera, and Eulipotyphla), other than bats (Chiroptera). From armadillos, sloths, and anteaters to shrews and moles, Volume 8 includes a wide variety of interesting small or medium-sized mammals from around the world. Most of them have different kinds of invertebrate and insectivorous diets, except sloths and colugos, which are arboreal herbivores and folivores.
Volume 8 includes a special chapter on conservation priorities and actions for the orders Cingulata, Pilosa, Afrosoricida, Macroscelidea, Eulipotyphla, Dermoptera, and Scandentia, written by Rosalind Kennerley, Thomas Lacher, Jr., Victor Mason, Shelby McCay, Nicolette Roach, P. J. Stephenson, Mariella Superina & Richard Young.
Family Dasypodidae (Long-nosed Armadillos) / Colleen McDonough & James Loughry
Family Chlamyphoridae (Chlamyphorid Armadillos) / Mariella Superina & Agustín Abba
Family Myrmecophagidae (Anteaters) / Alessandra Bertassoni
Family Cyclopedidae (Silky Anteaters) / Flávia Miranda
Family Megalonychidae (Two-toed Sloths) / Nadia Moraes-Barros
Family Bradypodidae (Three-toed Sloths) / Jonathan Pauli
Family Tenrecidae (Tenrecs) / Paulina Jenkins
Family Potamogalidae (Otter-shrews) / Ara Monadjem
Family Chrysochloridae (Golden Moles) / William Andrew Taylor, Samantha Mynhardt & Sarita Maree
Family Macroscelididae (Sengis) / Steven Heritage
Family Ptilocercidae (Pen-tailed Treeshrew) / Melissa Hawkins
Family Tupaiidae (Treeshrews) / Melissa Hawkins
Family Cynocephalidae (Colugos) / Jan Janecka & Mary Janecka
Family Erinaceidae (Hedgehogs, Moonrats and Gymnures) / Troy Best
Family Soricidae (Shrews) / Connor Burgin, Rudolf Haslauer, Kai He, Ardo Himckey, Stefan Hintsche, Rainer Hutterer, Paulina Jenkins, Masaharu Motokawa, Manuel Ruedi, Boris Sheftel & Neal Woodman
Family Talpidae (Moles, Desmans, Star-nosed Moles and Shrew Moles) / Boris Kryštufek & Masaharu Motokawa
Family Solenodontidae (Solenodons) / Samuel Turvey
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