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Handbook of the Mammals of the World Volume 1: Carnivores

Handbook of the Mammals of the World Volume 1: Carnivores

Edited by Don E Wilson & Russell A Mittermeier

The eagerly anticipated first volume in the landmark series deals with the following families:

  • Nandiniidae (African Palm Civet)
  • Felidae (Cats)
  • Prionodontidae (Linsangs)
  • Viverridae (Civets, Genets and Oyans)
  • Hyaenidae (Hyenas)
  • Herpestidae (Mongooses)
  • Eupleridae (Madagascar Carnivores)
  • Canidae (Dogs)
  • Ursidae (Bears)
  • Ailuridae (Red Panda)
  • Procyonidae (Raccoons)
  • Mephitidae (Skunks)
  • Mustelidae (Weasels and relatives)

This volume includes an introduction to the Class Mammalia by Don E Wilson.

Family accounts cover the following: systematics, morphological aspects, habitat, general habits, communication, food and feeding, breeding, movement, home range and social organisation, relationship with humans, and status and conservation.

Species accounts include chapters on taxonomy, descriptive notes, habitat, food and feeding, activity patterns, movements, home range and social organisation, breeding, and a bibliography.

Distribution maps, colour photos and colour illustrations throughout. 728 pages.

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