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Mammals of Africa.

Author: Jonathan Kingdon; David Happold
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.
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Mammals of Africa (MoA) is a series of six volumes which describes, in detail, every currently recognized species of African land mammal. This is the first time that such extensive coverage has ever been attempted, and the volumes incorporate the very latest information and detailed discussion of the morphology, distribution, biology and evolution (including reference to fossil and molecular data) of Africa's  Read more...
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Kingdon, Jonathan.
Mammals of Africa: Volumes I-VI.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kingdon; David Happold
ISBN: 9781408189962 1408189968 9781408189917 1408189917 9781408189924 1408189925 9781408189931 1408189933 9781408189948 1408189941 9781408189955 140818995X
OCLC Number: 854973585
Notes: Neamblysomus gunningi Gunning's Golden-mole.
Awards: Winner of Dartmouth Medal 2014
Description: 1 online resource (3763 pages)
Contents: Covers; Contents; Mammals of Africa Volume I; Cover; Copyright; Contents; Series Acknowledgements; Acknowledgements for Volume I; 1. Mammals of Africa: An Introduction and Guide; 2. Thinking Mammals: An Introduction to African Mammals in Science, Natural History and Culture; 3. The Evolution of a Continent: Geography and Geology; 4. Africa's Environmental and Climatic Past; 5. The Biotic Zones of Africa; 6. Mammalian Evolution in Africa; 7. Classification: A Mammalian Perspective; 8. Behaviour and Morphology; CLASS MAMMALIA; SUPERCOHORT AFROTHERIA; COHORT PAENUNGULATA. ORDER HYRACOIDEA HyraxesFAMILY PROCAVIIDAE Hyraxes; GENUS Dendrohyrax Tree Hyraxes; Dendrohyrax arboreus Southern Tree Hyrax (Southern Tree Dassie); Dendrohyrax dorsalis Western Tree Hyrax; Dendrohyrax validus Eastern Tree Hyrax; GENUS Heterohyrax Bush Hyrax; Heterohyrax brucei Bush Hyrax (Yellow-spotted Hyrax); GENUS Procavia Rock Hyrax; Procavia capensis Rock Hyrax (Klipdassie); SUPERORDER TETHYTHERIA; ORDER PROBOSCIDEA Elephants; FAMILY ELEPHANTIDAE Elephants; GENUS Loxodonta African Elephants; Loxodonta africana Savanna Elephant (African Bush Elephant); Loxodonta cyclotis Forest Elephant. ORDER SIRENIA Dugong, ManateesFAMILY DUGONGIDAE Dugong; GENUS Dugong Dugong; Dugong dugon Dugong; FAMILY TRICHECHIDAE Manatees; GENUS Trichecus Manatees; Trichecus senegalensis West African Manatee; COHORT AFROINSECTIPHILLIA; ORDER AFROSORICIDA Tenrecs, Otter-shrews, Golden-moles; FAMILY TENRECIDAE Tenrecs, Otter-shrews; SUBFAMILY POTAMOGALINAE Otter-shrews; GENUS Micropotamogale Pygmy Otter-shrews; Micropotamogale lamottei Nimba Otter-shrew (Pygmy Otter-shrew); Micropotamogale ruwenzorii Rwenzori Otter-shrew; GENUS Potamogale Giant Otter-shrew; Potamogale velox Giant Otter-shrew. FAMILY CHRYSOCHLORIDAE Golden-molesGENUS Amblysomus Golden-moles; Amblysomus corriae Fynbos Golden-mole; Amblysomus hottentotus Hottentot Golden-mole; Amblysomus marleyi Marley's Golden-mole; Amblysomus robustus Robust Golden-mole; Amblysomus septentrionalis Highveld Golden-mole; GENUS Calcochloris Golden-moles; Calcochloris leucorhinus Congo Golden-mole; Calcochloris obtusirostris Yellow Golden-mole; Calcochloris tytonis Somali Golden-mole; GENUS Carpitalpa Arends's Golden-mole; Carpitalpa arendsi Arends's Golden-mole; GENUS Chlorotalpa Golden-moles; Chlorotalpa duthieae Duthie's Golden-mole. Chlorotalpa sclateri Sclater's Golden-moleGENUS Chrysochloris Golden-moles; Chrysochloris asiatica Cape Golden-mole; Chrysochloris stuhlmanni Stuhlmann's Golden-mole; Chrysochloris visagiei Visagie's Golden-mole; GENUS Chrysospalax Golden-moles; Chrysospalax trevelyani Giant Golden-mole; Chrysospalax villosus Rough-haired Golden-mole; GENUS Cryptochloris Golden-moles; Cryptochloris wintoni De Winton's Golden-mole; Cryptochloris zyli Van Zyl's Golden-mole; GENUS Eremitalpa Grant's Golden-mole; Eremitalpa granti Grant's Golden-mole (Namib Golden-mole); GENUS Neamblysomus Golden-moles.

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