Mammals of Madagascar: A Complete Guide

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Yale University Press, 2007 - 304 pagina's
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The mammals that inhabit Madagascar are among the most extraordinary in the world. This portable guide offers a full survey and classification of all the Malagasy mammals, both endemic and introduced, including many new species only recently identified. With vivid color photographs, line illustrations, and maps, Mammals of Madagascar: A Complete Guide is an essential volume for any tourist or biologist who visits the island--or wishes to. The guide provides descriptions of the physical and behavioral characteristics of each species as well as information about habitat and distribution. To further aid identification, the book lists top mammal-watching sites in the rainforests, deciduous forests, and spiny forest areas. Streamlined and completely updated, this book replaces Nick Garbutt's classic earlier work, Mammals of Madagascar, and takes its place as the definitive guide to the mammals of the world's fourth-largest island. Published in association with Christopher Helm/A & C Black Publishers Ltd.
 

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Acknowledgements
7
Biogeography and Regions of Madagascar
14
The Mammals of Madagascar
24
lnsectivores Order Lypotyphla
32
Bats Order Chiroptera
59
Lemurs Order Primates
85
Civetlike Carnivores and Mongooses
208
lntroduced Species
220
Nonendemic Mammals
246
Top Mammalwatching Sites
253
Glossary
273
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Nick Garbutt is an award-winning wildlife photographer and author who has visited virtually all of the major wildlife locations in Madagascar during annual visits since 1991. He contributes to publications worldwide, including National Geographic, Africa Geographic, Outdoor Photography, and BBC Wildlife and has twice been the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

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