Petter, Jean-Jacques, Francoise Desbordes and Robert Martin.

This stunningly illustrated guide to the world’s primates covers nearly 300 species, from the feather-light and solitary pygmy mouse lemurs of Madagascar – among the smallest primates known to exist – to the regal mountain gorillas of Africa. Organised by region and spanning every family of primates on Earth, Primates of the World features 72 splendid colour plates, facing-page descriptions of key features of each family, and 86 colour distribution maps.

Primates of the World also includes concise introductory chapters that discuss the latest findings on primate origins and evolution, behavior and adaptations, and classification, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date primate guide available.

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Princeton University Press, August 2013.  208 pages, hardcover, dust wrapper,  72 plates with colour illustrations; 13 colour & 7 black and white illustrations, 86 colour distribution maps


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Weight 930 g