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The Mammals of Luzon Island: Biogeography and Natural History of a Philippine Fauna

Field / Identification GuideFlora / Fauna

By: Lawrence R Heaney(Author), Danilo S Balete(Author), Eric A Rickart(Author), Velizar Simeonovski(Illustrator), Andria Niedzielski(Illustrator)

287 pages, 36 colour photos, 158 colour & b/w illustrations, 110 maps

Johns Hopkins University Press

Hardback | Apr 2016 | #227706 | ISBN-13: 9781421418377
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £55.50 $74/€63 approx

About this book

Revealing the astounding mammalian diversity found on the largest Philippine island, The Mammals of Luzon Island is a unique book that functions both as a field guide and study of tropical fauna. The book features 120 fully illustrated species profiles and shows how the mammals fit into larger questions related to evolution, ecology, and biogeography. Luzon's stunning variety of mammals includes giant fruit-eating bats; other bats so small that they can roost inside bamboo stems; giant plant-eating rodents that look like, but are not, squirrels; shrews that weigh less than half an ounce; the rapidly disappearing Philippine warty pig; and the long-tailed macaque, Luzon's only nonhuman primate.

While celebrating Luzon's remarkably rich mammal fauna, the authors also suggest conservation strategies for the many species that are under threat from a variety of pressures. Based on a century of accumulated data and fifteen years of intensive study, The Mammals of Luzon Island delivers a message that will appeal equally to scientists, conservationists, and ecologically minded travelers.

" [...] a very much anticipated work indeed for naturalists interested in [island biogeography]."
The Well-Read Naturalist

"A must have for those with an interest in the mammals of the region."
The Birdbooker Report


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Lawrence R. Heaney is the curator of mammals at the Field Museum of Natural History. Danilo S. Balete is a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History. Eric A. Rickart is the curator of vertebrates at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

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