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Walker's mammals of the world

Author: Ronald M Nowak
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
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Gives an historical account of the world's mammals since 3,000 B.C., and then provides detailed information about every mammal on earth, divided by genus.
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Nowak, Ronald M.
Walker's mammals of the world.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)623182361
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M Nowak
ISBN: 0801857899 9780801857898
OCLC Number: 39045218
Description: 2 volumes (li, 1936 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: v. 1 Foreword / Don E. Wilson --
Preface --
World distribution of mammals --
Class mammalia : mammals --
Monotremata : monotremes. Tachyglossidae : Echidnas, or spiny anteaters --
Ornithorhynchidae : duck-billed platypus --
Didelphimorphia : American opossums. Marmodidae : pouchless murine, or mouse, opossums --
Caluromyidae : woolly opossums --
Glironiidae : bushy-tailed opossum --
Didelphidae : pouched opossums --
Paucituberculata : caenolestidae : "shrew" opossums --
Microbiotheria : microbiotheriidae : Monito del Monte --
Dasyuromorphia : Australasian carnivorous marsupials. Dasyuridae : marsupial "mice" and "cats," and Tasmanian devil --
Myrmecobiidae : numbat, or banded anteater --
Thylacinidae : thylacine, or Tasmanian wolf or tiger --
Perameloemorphia : bandicoots. Peramelidae : dry-country bandicoots --
Peroryctidae : rainforest bandicoots --
Notoryctemorphia : notoryctidae : marsupial "mole." Diprotodonita : koala, wombats, possums, wallabies, and kangaroos. Phascolarctidae : koala --
Vombatidae : wombats --
Phalangeridae : possums and cuscuses --
Potoroidae : "rat"-kangaroos --
Macropodidae : wallabies and kangaroos --
Burramyidae : pygmy possums --
Pseudocheiridae : ring-tailed and greater gliding possums --
Petauridae : gliding and striped possums --
Tarsipedidae : honey possum --
Acrobatidae : feather-tailed possums --
Xenarthra : xenarthrans. Megalonychidae : West Indian sloths and two-toed tree sloths --
Bradypodidae : three-toed tree sloths --
Myrmecophagidae : anteaters --
Dasypodidae : armadillos --
Insectivora : insectivores. Erinaceidae : gymnures and hedgehogs --
Chrysochloridae : golden moles --
Tenrecidae : tenrecs, or Madagascar "hedgehogs" --
Solenodontidae : solenodons --
Nesophontidae : extinct West Indian shrews --
Soricidae : shrews --
Talpidae : moles, shrew moles, and desmans --
Scandential : tupaiidae : tree shrews --
Dermoptera : cynocephalidae : colugos, or flying lemurs. Chiroptera : bats. Pteropodidae : old world fruit bats --
Rhinopomatidae : mouse-tailed bats, or long-tailed bats --
Emballonuridae : sac-winged bats, sheath-tailed bats, and ghost Bats --
Craseonycteridae : Kitti's hog-nosed bat --
Nycteridae : slit-faced bats, or hollow-faced bats --
Megadermatidae : false vampire bats and yellow-winged bats --
Rhinolophidae : horseshoe bats --
Hipposideridae : old world leaf-nosed bats --
Mormoophidae : moustached Bats, naked-backed bats, or ghost-faced bats --
Noctilionidae : bulldog bats, or fisherman bats --
Phyllostomidae : American leaf-nosed bats --
Mystacinidae : New Zealand short-tailed bats --
Natalidae : funnel-eared bats --
Furipteridae : smoky bats, or thumbless bats --
Thyropteridae : disk-winged bats, or new world sucker-footed bats --
Myzopodidae : old world sucker-footed bat --
Vespertilionidae : vespertilionid Bats --
Molossidae : free-tailed bats and mastiff bats --
Primates : primates. Lorisidae : lorises, pottos, and galagos --
Cheirogaleidae : dwarf lemurs and mouse lemurs --
Lemuridae : lemurs --
Magaladapidae : sportive lemurs, or weasel lemurs, and koala lemurs --
Indriidae : avahi, sifakas, and indri --
Palaeopropithecidae : sloth lemurs --
Archaeolemuridae : baboon lemurs --
Daubentoniidae : aye-ayes --
Tarsiidae : tarsiers --
Cebidae : new world monkeys --
Callitrichidae : marmosets, tamarins, and goeldi's monkey --
Cercopithecidae : old world monkeys --
Hylobatidae : gibbons, or lesser Apes --
Pongidae : great apes --
Hominidae : people, or human beings. Carnivora : dogs, bears, raccoons, weasels, civets, mongooses, hyenas, and cats. Canidae : dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals, and foxes --
Ursidae : bears --
Procyonidae : raccoons and relatives --
Mustelidae : weasels, badgers, skunks, and otters --
Viverridae : civets, genets, and linsangs --
Herpestidae : mongooses and fossa --
Hyaenidae : aardwolf and hyenas --
Felidae : cats --
Index. v. 2 Pinnipedia : seals, sea lions, and walrus. Otariidae : eared seals, fur seals, and sea lions --
Odobenidae : walrus --
Phocidae : true, earless, or hair seals --
Cetacea : whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Platanistidae : ganges and indus dolphins, or susus --
Lipotidae : baiji, or Chinese river dolphin --
Pontoporiidae : franciscana, or la plata dolphin --
Iniidae : boto, or amazon dolphin --
Monodontidae : beluga and narwhal --
Phocoenidae : porpoises --
Delphinidae : dolphins --
Ziphiidae : beaked whales --
Physeteridae : sperm whales --
Eschrichtiidae : gray whale --
Neobalaenidae : pygmy right whale --
Balaenidae : right whales --
Balaenopteridae : rorguals --
Sirenia : dugong, sea cow, and manatees. Dugongidae : dugong and sea cow --
Trichechidae : manatees --
Proboscidea : elephantidae : elephants --
Perissodactyla : odd-toed ungulates (hoofed mammals). Equidae : horses, zebras, and asses --
Tapiridae : Tapirs --
Rhinocerotidae : rhinoceroses --
Hyracoidea : procaviidae : hyraxes, or dassies --
Tubulidentata : orycteropodidae : aardvark, or ant bear --
Bibymalagasia : plesiorycteropodidae : bibymalagasy. Artiodactyla : even-toed ungulates (hoofed mammals). Suidae : pigs, or hogs --
Tayassuidae : peccaries --
Hippopotamidae : hippopotamuses --
Camelidae : camels, guanaco, llama, alpaca, and vicuña --
Tragulidae : chevrotains, or mouse deer --
Giraffidae : okapi and giraffe --
Moschidae : musk deer --
Cervidae : deer --
Antilocapridae : pronghorn --
Bovidae : antelopes, cattle, bison, buffalo, goats, and sheep --
Pholidaota : manidae : pangolins, or scaly anteaters --
Rodentia : rodents. Aplodontidae : sewellel, or mountain beaver --
Sciuridae : squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, and prairie dogs --
Castoridae : beavers --
Geomyidae : pocket gophers --
Heteromyidae : pocket mice, kangaroo rats, and kangaroo mice --
Dipodidae : birch mice, jumping mice, and jerboas --
Muridae : rats, mice, hamsters, voles, lemmings, and gerbils --
Anomaluridae : scaly-tailed squirrels --
Pedetidae : springhare, or springhaas --
Ctenodactylidae : gunids --
Myoxidae : dormice --
Bathyergidae : African mole-rats, or blesmols --
Hystricidae : old world porcupines --
Petromuridae : dassie rat --
Thryonomyidae : cane rats --
Erethizontidae : new world porcupines --
Chnchillidae : viscachas and chinchillas --
Dinomyidae : pacarana --
Caviidae : cavies and patagonian "hares" --
Hydrochaeridae : capybara --
Dasyproctidae : agoutis --
Agoutidae : pacas. Ctenomyidae : tuco-tucos --
Octodontidae : octodonts --
Abrocomidae : chinchilla rats, or chinchillones --
Echimyidae : spiny rats --
Capromyidae : hutias --
Heptaxodontidae : giant hutias --
Myocastroridae : nutria, or coypu --
Lagomorpha : pikas, rabbits, and hares. Ochotonidae : pikas, mouse hares, or conies --
Leporidae : hares and rabbits --
Macroscelidea : macroscelididae : elephant shrews --
Literature cited --
Index.
Other Titles: Mammals of the world
Responsibility: Ronald M. Nowak.
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