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Walker's mammals of the world.

Author: Ronald M Nowak
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M Nowak
ISBN: 0801857899 9780801857898
OCLC Number: 1037249783
Description: 2 volumes (li, 1,936 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.

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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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