A complete guide to the mammals of South Asia, lavishly illustrated with colour plates and photos. The species accounts cover all aspects of field identification, including in-depth sections on distribution, behaviour, status and population. Anyone interested in the wildlife of the subcontinent will find this book an invaluable aid to identifying and understanding the region''s diverse mammalian fauna.
Volume 1 covers insectivores, bats, primates, canids and felids, while Volume 2 focuses on marine mammals, elephant, rhinoceros, bovids, cervids, and rodents.
Over 75 authors have contributed on areas of specialised research. Many of the species, like the Arunachal macaque, are covered in such detail for the first time in a popular publication.
AJT Johnsingh is one of the leading mammalogists in South Asia and has served as the Dean, Faculty of Wildlife Sciences, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun.
Nima Majrekar was awarded a PhD for her research on the feeding ecology of ibex.
Preface and Acknowledgements Foreword by George B SchallerIntroduction(Order: Cetacea, Sirenia)35. Marine mammals(Order: Cetacea)36. Ganges river dolphin(Order: Proboscidea)37. Asian elephant(Order: Perissodactyla)(Family: Rhinocerotidae)38. Greater one-horned rhinoceros(Family: Equidae)39. Wild asses(Order: Artiodactyla)(Family: Suidae)40. Pygmy hog(Family: Tragulidae)41. The chevrotains(Family: Moschidae)42. Musk deer(Family: Cervidae)43. Muntjac or barking deer44. Chital45. Sambar46. Barasingha (Indian swamp deer)47. Eld’s deer48. Hog deer(Family: Bovidae)49. Gaur50. Nilgai51. Chousingha or four-horned antelope52. Blackbuck53. Chinkara or Indian gazelle54. Serow55. Goral56. Takin57. Himalayan tahr58. Nilgiri tahr59. Himalayan ibex60. Bharal61. Other wild goats and sheep(Order: Rodentia)(Family: Sciuridae)62. Indian giant squirrel63. Grizzled giant squirrel64. Sciurids(Family: Muridae)65. South Asian muroids(Family: Hystricidae)66. Indian crested porcupine67. Little-known mammals68. Diseases and parasites of wild mammals69. Checklist of mammals of South AsiaList of contributors Species index
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