Pocket Guide to the Mammals of Costa Rica is the first guide to provide comprehensive coverage of every currently known mammal species found in Costa Rica. From the Central American Silky Anteater to the West Indian Manatee, Fiona A. Reid and Gianfranco Gómez Zamora introduce readers to over 200 species inhabiting the country and its waters. This pocket guide features:
- 60 plates with full-colour illustrations and over 100 photographs
- An illustrated introduction covering the history of mammalogy in Costa Rica, how to find mammals, and more
- Up-to-date species accounts, range maps, and natural history vignettes
Lavishly illustrated and highly portable, the Pocket Guide to the Mammals of Costa Rica is indispensable for biologists, eco-tourists, and naturalists eager to learn more about the mammalian fauna of this small but biologically rich country.
Fiona A. Reid is a Departmental Associate in Mammalogy at the Royal Ontario Museum. She has written and illustrated numerous books on mammals, including the Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America and A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico.
Gianfranco Gómez Zamora is a naturalist and tour guide with 20 years of experience in the field. A contributor to the discovery of new species and new species records for Costa Rican fauna, he is currently based in Drake Bay, where he leads night tours.
"Anyone hoping to enjoy Costa Rica's amazing wildlife ought to have this elegant, informative guidebook. It's packed with interesting information and beautiful illustrations that will help you identify the mammals you see, understand their life history, and enable you to discuss your sightings."
– Adrian Forsyth, author of Tropical Nature
"At last! I have waited a long time for a complete guide to Costa Rica's mammals. This beautiful book is every bit as good as I had hoped. This should be an essential luggage item of anyone heading to Central America's premier mammal-watching destination and hoping to know their vesper bats from their Vesper Rat."
– Jon Hall, founder of mammalwatching.com