Mammals of China

 
 
Princeton University Press
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 26. Mai 2013
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  • 400 Seiten
 
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978-1-4008-4688-7 (ISBN)
 

China's breathtaking diversity of natural habitats--from mountains and deserts to grasslands and lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. This one-of-a-kind pocket guide describes the characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of all 558 species of mammals found in China. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and beautiful color illustrations by wildlife artist Federico Gemma depict a majority of the species. The definitive text is written by leading specialists and follows the most current global standards for mammalian systematics.


This field-ready pocket edition of A Guide to the Mammals of China makes the rich mammal fauna of China accessible to ecotravelers and naturalists like never before.


    • The comprehensive pocket guide to all of China's 558 mammal species

    • Describes the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species

    • Features up-to-date distribution maps and stunning color illustrations throughout

    • Written by a team of leading specialists

    Course Book
    • Englisch
    • Princeton
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    • USA
    • Für Beruf und Forschung
    • Digitale Ausgabe
    • 384 color illus. 558 maps.
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    • 384 color illus. 558 maps.
    • 53,94 MB
    978-1-4008-4688-7 (9781400846887)
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    Edited by Andrew T. Smith & Yan Xie
    List of Figures 5
    List of Maps 6
    List of Habitat Images 6
    Preface 7
    Contributors 7
    Introduction 8
    China's Geography and Mammal Biogeography 9
    Mammal Conservation 12
    China's Protected-Area System 14
    How to Use This Book 15
    Acknowledgments 18

    CLASS MAMMALIA-The Mammals 35
    ORDER PROBOSCIDEA 36
    Family Elephantidae-Elephants 36
    ORDER SI RENIA 37
    Family Dugongidae-Dugongs 37
    ORDER SCANDENTIA 38
    Family Tupaiidae-Tree Shrews 38
    ORDER PRIMATES 39
    Family Lorisidae-Lorises 39
    Family Cercopithecidae 41
    Subfamily Cercopithecinae-Old World Monkeys 42
    Subfamily Colobinae-Leaf-eating Monkeys 46
    Family Hylobatidae-Gibbons and Siamangs 52
    ORDER RODENTIA 58
    Family Sciuridae 58
    Subfamily Ratufinae-Giant Squirrels 59
    Subfamily Sciurinae-True Squirrels 60
    Subfamily Callosciurinae-Oriental Tree Squirrels 69
    Subfamily Xerinae-Afro-Asian Ground Squirrels 76
    Family Gliridae-Dormice 84
    Family Castoridae-Beavers 85
    Family Dipodidae 87
    Subfamily Allactaginae-Four- and Five-toed Jerboas, Fat-tailed Jerboas 87
    Subfamily Cardiocraniinae-Dwarf Jerboas 91
    Subfamily Dipodinae-Three-toed Jerboas 93
    Subfamily Euchoreutinae-Long-eared Jerboa 96
    Subfamily Sicistinae-Birch Mice 96
    Subfamily Zapodinae-Jumping Mice 98
    Family Platacanthomyidae-Spiny Dormice 99
    Family Spalacidae 100
    Subfamily Myospalacinae-Zokors 100
    Subfamily Rhizomyinae-Bamboo Rats 103
    Family Cricetidae 105
    Subfamily Arvicolinae-Voles, Lemmings, and Water Voles 106
    Subfamily Cricetinae-Hamsters 129
    Family Muridae 138
    Subfamily Gerbillinae-Gerbils 138
    Subfamily Murinae-Murine Rodents 143
    Family Hystricidae-Old World Porcupines 164
    ORDER LA GOMORPHA 166
    Family Ochotonidae-Pikas 166
    Family Leporidae-Rabbits and Hares 178
    ORDER ERINA CEOMORPHA 184
    Family Erinaceidae 184
    Subfamily Erinaceinae-Hedgehogs 184
    Subfamily Galericinae-Gymnures 187
    ORDER SORICOMORPHA 189
    Family Soricidae 189
    Subfamily Crocidurinae-Crocidurine Shrews 189
    Subfamily Soricinae-Red-toothed Shrews 195
    Family Talpidae 211
    Subfamily Scalopinae-American Moles 211
    Subfamily Talpinae-True Moles 212
    Subfamily Uropsilinae-Shrew Moles 216
    ORDER CHIROPTERA 217
    Family Pteropodidae-Old World Fruit Bats 217
    Family Rhinolophidae-Horseshoe Bats 224
    Family Hipposideridae-Old World Leaf-nosed Bats 233
    Family Megadermatidae-False Vampire Bats 238
    Family Emballonuridae-Sheath-tailed Bats 239
    Family Molossidae-Free-tailed Bats 240
    Family Vespertilionidae 242
    Subfamily Vespertilioninae-Vesper Bats 243
    Subfamily Myotinae-Little Brown Bats 260
    Subfamily Miniopterinae-Long-fingered Bats 269
    Subfamily Murininae-Hairy-winged and Tube-nosed Bats 270
    Subfamily Kerivoulinae-Woolly Bats 274
    ORDER PHOLI DOTA 275
    Family Manidae-Pangolins 275
    ORDER CARNIVORA 277
    Family Felidae 278
    Subfamily Felinae-Purring Cats 278
    Subfamily Pantherinae-Roaring Cats 287
    Family Viverridae 292
    Subfamily Hemigalinae-Hemigaline Civets 293
    Subfamily Paradoxurinae-Palm Civets 294
    Subfamily Prionodontinae-Linsangs 297
    Subfamily Viverrinae-Civet Cats 298
    Family Herpestidae-Mongooses 301
    Family Ursidae-Bears 308
    Family Otariidae-Eared Seals 313
    Family Phocidae-True Seals 315
    Family Mustelidae 318
    Subfamily Lutrinae-Otters 318
    Subfamily Mustelinae-Weasels, Wolverine, Martens, and Badgers 321
    Family Ailuridae-Red Panda 333
    ORDER PERISSODACTYLA 334
    Family Equidae-Horses, Zebras, and Asses 334
    ORDER ARTIO DACTYLA 337
    Family Suidae-Pigs 338
    Family Camelidae-Camels 339
    Family Tragulidae-Chevrotains and Mouse-deer 340
    Family Moschidae-Musk Deer 341
    Family Cervidae 345
    Subfamily Capreolinae-Deer, Moose, and Reindeer 345
    Subfamily Cervinae-Deer and Muntjacs 349
    Subfamily Hydropotinae-Water Deer 359
    Family Bovidae 360
    Subfamily Antilopinae-Gazelles and Saiga 360
    Subfamily Bovinae-Cattle and Spiral-horned Antelopes 365
    Subfamily Caprinae-Goats and Sheep 367
    ORDER CETACEA 377
    Family Delphinidae-Dolphins 378
    Family Phocoenidae-Porpoises 379
    Family Iniidae-River Dolphins 380

    APPENDIXES 381
    I. Cetaceans Found off the Coast of China 381
    II. Hypothetical Mammals 382
    III. Introduced Alien, Feral, or Free-ranging Domestic Mammals 383
    GLOSSARY 384
    FURTHER READING 387
    Index to Scientific Names 388
    Index to Common Names 391

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