Handbook of the Mammals of the World – Volume 1 Carnivores


Carnivores of all shapes and sizes are common throughout the world, being naturally absent only from the Australasian Region, where a few species such as the Dingo, the Red Fox, and the domestic cat have all arrived assisted by humans. Tigers, lions, wolves, bears, mongooses, civets, skunks, and weasels are some of the most well-studied mammals and most popular species among the general public, and all of them are members of the Carnivora order. Volume 1 of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World describes and illustrates the 245 species of the 13 families that constitute all the terrestrial carnivores known today. The marine carnivores (walruses, sea lions, seals, manatees, and dugong) are treated in volume 4 of the collection (Sea Mammals).

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
  • 36 colour plates
  • 561 colour photographs
  • 258 distribution maps


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Lynx Edicions
Edição / Ano
1 / 2009
Capa dura
310 × 240 × 50 mm
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