eBook Mammals of China, 1st Edition

  • Andrew T. Smith
  • Yan Xie
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  • ISBN-10: 1400846889
  • ISBN-13: 9781400846887
  • DDC: 599.0951
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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China’s breathtaking diversity of natural habitats--from mountains and deserts to grasslands and lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world’s mammal species. This one-of-a-kind pocket guide describes the characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of all 558 species of mammals found in China. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and beautiful color illustrations by wildlife artist Federico Gemma depict a majority of the species. The definitive text is written by leading specialists and follows the most current global standards for mammalian systematics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Maps.
List of Habitat Images.
1: Habitat Images.
2: Class Mammalia—The Mammals.
3: Order Proboscidea.
4: Family Elephantidae.
5: Order Sirenia.
6: Family Dugongidae.
7: Order Scandentia.
8: Family Tupaiidae.
9: Order Primates—Primates.
10: Family Lorisidae—Lorises.
11: Family Cercopithecidae—Old World Monkeys and Baboons.
12: Family Hylobatidae—Gibbons and Siamangs.
13: Order Rodentia—Rodents.
14: Family Sciuridae—Squirrels.
15: Family Gliridae—Dormice.
16: Family Castoridae.
17: Family Dipodidae—Jerboas, Birch Mice, and Jumping Mice.
18: Family Platacanthomyidae.
19: Family Spalacidae—Bamboo Rats and Zokors.
20: Family Cricetidae—Cricetid Rodents.
21: Family Muridae—Old World Rats and Mice.
22: Family Histricidae—Old World Porcupines.
23: Order Lagomorpha—Pikas, Rabbits, and Hares.
24: Family Ochotonidae.
25: Family Leporidae—Rabbits and Hares.
26: Order Erinaceomorpha.
27: Family Erinaceidae—Hedgehogs and Gymnures.
28: Order Soricomorpha—Shrews and Moles.
29: Family Soricidae—Shrews.
30: Family Talpidae—Moles and Shrew Moles.
31: Order Chiroptera—Bats.
32: Family Pteropodiadae—Old World Fruit Bats.
33: Family Rhinolophidae.
34: Family Hipposideridae—Old World Leaf-nosed Bats.
35: Family Megadermatidae—False Vampire Bats.
36: Family Emballonuridae—Sheath-tailed Bats.
37: Family Molossidae—Free-tailed Bats.
38: Family Vespertilionidae—Vesper Bats.
39: Order Pholidota.
40: Family Manidae.
41: Order Carnivora—Carnivores.
42: Family Felidae—Cats.
43: Family Viverridae—Civets, Linsangs, and Binturongs.
44: Family Herpestidae—Mongooses.
45: Family Canidae—Canids.
46: Family Ursidae—Bears.
47: Family Otariidae—Eared Seals.
48: Family Phocidae—True Seals.
49: Family Mustelidae—Weasels, Badgers, Martens, and Otters.
50: Family Ailuridae.
51: Order Perissodactyla.
52: Family Equidae.
53: Order Artiodactyla—Even-toed Ungulates.
54: Family Suidae—Pigs.
55: Family Camelidae—Camels.
56: Family Tragulidae—Chevrotains and Mouse-deer.
57: Family Moschidae.
58: Family Cervidae—Deer.
59: Family Bovidae-Antelope, Cattle, Bison, Buffalo, Goats, and Sheep.
60: Order Cetacea—Whales, Porpoises, and Dolphins.
61: Family Delphinidae—Dolphins.
62: Family Phocoenidae—Porpoises.
63: Family Iniidae—River Dolphins.
Appendix I.
Appendix II.
Appendix III.
Further Reading.
Index To Scientific Names.
Index To Common Names.