Mammals of the Neotropics : The Central Neotropics : Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil 〈3〉

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Mammals of the Neotropics : The Central Neotropics : Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil 〈3〉

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  • 言語 ENG
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New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 1999.

Full Description

Despite intense interest in this biologically diverse and ecologically important region, the mammals of South America are still not well known. This volume provides a survey and synthesis of knowledge of the more than 650 species of land and marine mammals found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. Chapters present not only taxonomic information but also ecological and behavioural characteristics, conservation status, and distribution maps for most species. Numerous illustrations are provided to assist in field and laboratory identification, including colour and black-and-white plates by Fiona Reid. New to this volume are chapters contributed by experts on the mammalian fossil record of this region and on its biodiversity and biogeography.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
Plates Follow Page 278
Introduction 1 (12)
Part 1 Mammalian Faunas in the Plio-Pleistocene
of Brazil
Isolation and Interchange: A Deep History of 13 (7)
South American Mammals
S. David Webb
Fossil Mammals of the Amazon as a Portrait of 20 (7)
a Pleistocene Environment
Alceu Rancy
Pleistocene Mammals of the Cerrado and 27 (22)
Caatinga of Brazil
Castor Cartelle
Part 2 The Contemporary Mammalian Fauna
The New World Marsupials (Didelphimorpha, 49 (41)
Paucituberculata, and Microbiotheria)
Order Xenarthra (Edentata) 90 (23)
Order Insectivora 113(4)
Order Chiroptera (Bats, Murcielagos, Morcegos) 117(113)
Order Primates 230(49)
Order Carnivora (Fissipedia) 279(33)
Order Carnivora (Pinnipedia): Seals, Sea 312(6)
Lions, and Walruses
Order Cetacea (Whales, Dolphins, and Their 318(6)
Allies: Baleias, Botos and Golfinhos)
Order Sirenia (Sea Cows) 324(3)
Order Perissodactyla (Odd-toed Ungulates) 327(5)
Order Artiodactyla (Even-toed Ungulates) 332(24)
Order Rodentia (Rodents, Roedores) 356(162)
Order Lagomorpha 518(5)
Part 3 Biogeography of Land Mammal Faunas
The Galapagos and Other South American Islands 523(4)
Biodiversity Reconsidered 527(22)
John F. Eisenberg
Macrogeography of Brazilian Mammals 549(15)
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca
Gisela Herrmann
Yuri L. R. Leite
The Structure of Nonvolant Mammal Communities 564(18)
in Different Amazonian Forest Types
Carlos A. Peres
The Contemporary Mammalian Fauna of South 582(11)
John F. Eisenberg
Appendix 593(6)
Index of Scientific Names 599(7)
Index of Common Names 606