Wilson, Don E. and Russell A. Mittermeier, editors.

A companion work to the Handbook of birds of the world [HBW].  This series illustrates and describes all the mammal species of the world and is to be completed in nine volumes. Detailed family entries include sections on systematics; morphology; communication; food and feeding; breeding; movements, home range and social organization; relationship with humans; status and conservation. Species accounts include sections on taxonomy; subspecies and distribution; habitat; food and feeding; movements, home range and social organization; breeding; status and conservation; bibliography. As with HBW the volumes are extensively illustrated with superb colour plates and colour photographs as well as distribution maps. This will end up as the greatest modern reference on the world’s mammals and a worthy successor to Walker.

Contents of volume one: Carnivores
Cat – Linsangs – Civets, Genets and Oyans – African Palm Civets – Madagascar Carnivores – Mongooses – Hyenas – Dog – Bears – Weasels – Skunks – Raccoons and relatives – Red Panda

Contents of the series
Volume one: Carnivores
Volume two: Hoofed mammals
Volume three: Primates
Volume four: Sea mammals
Volume five: Marsupials
Volume six: Lagomorphs and Rodents I
Volume seven: Rodents II
Volume eight: Insectivores
Volume nine: Bats

Contents of volume one:
Foreword by Russell A. Mittermeier

Introduction to the Class Mammalia by Don E. Wilson
Family Nandiniidae (African Palm Civet) Philippe Gaubert
Family Felidae (Cats) Mel E. Sunquist & Fiona C. Sunquist
Family Prionodontidae (Linsangs) Philippe Gaubert
Family Viverridae (Civets, Genets and Oyans) Andrew P. Jennings & Geraldine Veron
Family Hyaenidae (Hyenas) Kay E. Holekamp & Joseph M. Kolowski
Family Herpestidae (Mongooses) Jason S. Gilchrist, Andrew P. Jennings, Geraldine Veron, & Paolo Cavallini (Coordinator)
Family Eupleridae (Madagascar Carnivores) Steven M. Goodman
Family Canidae (Dogs) Claudio Sillero-Zubiri
Family Ursidae (Bears) David L. Garshelis
Family Ailuridae (Red Panda) Fuwen Wei & Zejun Zhang
Family Procyonidae (Raccoons) Roland Kays
Family Mephitidae (Skunks) Jerry W. Dragoo
Family Mustelidae (Weasels and relatives) Serge Larivière & Andrew P. Jennings

In stock

SKU: 12126 Categories: , ,


Lynx Edicions, 2009.  727 pages, hardcover, dustwrapper, Col illustrations, distributions maps

Additional information

Weight 4000 g