More than 10 years in the making, Mammals of Africa contains the very latest information and detailed discussion of the morphology, distribution, biology and evolution (including reference to fossil and molecular data) of every currently recognized species of African land mammal.
Volume II: Primates is devoted to the order Primates, and includes the great apes, Old World monkeys, lorisids and galagos. Using the taxonomy adopted for Mammals of Africa, the four families represented comprise 25 genera and 93 species. A new species of monkey described in 2011 brings the total to 94, and this is briefly mentioned. Colour illustrations are by Jonathan Kingdon.
Thomas M. Butynski (Zoological Society of London/King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre) is a conservationist and ecologist who has worked in Africa for 35 years, mostly in Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, and Equatorial Guinea.
Jonathan Kingdon (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford) was born in Tanzania and has spent much of his life in Africa. Over the course of a long career he has achieved acclaim as both a leading academic and a prominent artist. He is also the author of The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals and The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals.
Jan Kalina (Soita Nyiro Conservancy, Kenya) is a conservation biologist. Her work with mammals began at Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York and at Colorado State University. She is currently joint-owner of Soita Nyiro Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya.