Walker's Mammals of the World: Monotremes, Marsupials, Afrotherians, Xenarthrans, and Sundatherians

Editor/Author Nowak, Ronald M.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4214-2467-5
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 497
Book Status: Available
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Walker's Mammals of the World has become a favorite guide to the natural world for general readers and professionals alike. It incorporates a full account of every genus that has lived in the past 5,000 years. Every named species of each genus is listed in systematic order and accompanied by detailed descriptions of past and present range.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • World Distribution of Mammals
  • Class Mammalia: Mammals
  • Monotremata: Monotremes
  • Tachyglossidae: Echidnas, or Spiny Anteaters
  • Ornithorhynchidae: Duck-billed Platypus
  • Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae: American Opossums
  • Paucituberculata: Caenolestidae: “Shrew” Opossums
  • Microbiotheria: Microbiotheriidae: Monito del Monte
  • Notoryctemorphia: Notoryctidae: Marsupial “Moles”
  • Dasyuromorphia: Australasian Carnivorous Marsupials
  • Dasyuridae: Marsupial “Mice” and “Cats,” and Tasmanian Devil
  • Thylacinidae: Thylacine, or Tasmanian “Wolf” or “Tiger”
  • Myrmecobiidae: Numbat, or Banded Anteater
  • Peramelemorphia: Bandicoots
  • Chaeropodidae: Pig-footed Bandicoot
  • Thylacomyidae: Bilbies, or Rabbit-eared Bandicoots
  • Peramelidae: Typical Bandicoots
  • Diprotodontia: Koala, Wombats, Possums, Wallabies, and Kangaroos
  • Phascolarctidae: Koala
  • Vombatidae: Wombats
  • Burramyidae: Pygmy Possums
  • Phalangeridae: Possums and Cuscuses
  • Pseudocheiridae: Ring-tailed and Greater Gliding Possums
  • Petauridae: Gliding and Striped Possums
  • Tarsipedidae: Honey Possum
  • Acrobatidae: Feather-tailed Possums
  • Hypsiprymnodontidae: Musky “Rat”-kangaroo
  • Potoroidae: “Rat”-Kangaroos
  • Macropodidae: Wallabies and Kangaroos
  • Afrosoricida: Tenrecs and Golden Moles
  • Tenrecidae: Tenrecs, or Madagascar “Hedgehogs”
  • Chrysochloridae: Golden Moles
  • Macroscelidea: Macroscelididae: Sengis, or Elephant Shrews
  • Bibymalagasia: Plesiorycteropodidae: Bibymalagasy
  • Tubulidentata: Orycteropodidae: Aardvark, or Ant Bear
  • Hyracoidea: Procaviidae: Hyraxes, or Dassies
  • Proboscidea: Elephantidae: Elephants
  • Sirenia: Dugong, Steller's Sea Cow, and Manatees
  • Dugongidae: Dugong and Steller's Sea Cow
  • Trichechidae: Manatees
  • Cingulata: Dasypodidae: Armadillos
  • Pilosa: Sloths and Anteaters
  • Cyclopedidae: Silky Anteater
  • Myrmecophagidae: Giant Anteater and Tamanduas
  • Megalonychidae: Two-toed Tree Sloths and West Indian Sloths
  • Bradypodidae: Three-toed Tree Sloths
  • Scandentia: Tree Shrews
  • Ptilocercidae: Pen-tailed, or Feather-tailed, Tree Shrew
  • Tupaiidae: Tree Shrews
  • Dermoptera: Cynocephalidae: Colugos, or Flying Lemurs
  • Literature Cited