Carnivores of the World (Princeton Field Guides)

Carnivores of the World (Princeton Field Guides)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 240 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780691152288
  • DDC分類 599.7

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Carnivores are among the most spectacular creatures in the natural world, and also the most feared. Carnivores of the World is the first comprehensive field guide to all 245 terrestrial species of true carnivores, from the majestic polar bear and predatory wild cats to the tiny least weasel. This user-friendly illustrated guide features 86 color plates by acclaimed wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett that depict every species and numerous subspecies, as well as about 400 line drawings of skulls and footprints. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution and habitat, feeding ecology, behavior, social patterns, reproduction and demography, status, threats, lifespan, and mortality. Carnivores of the World includes an introduction that provides a concise overview of taxonomy, conservation, and the distinct families within the order Carnivora. * Covers all 245 terrestrial species of true carnivores * Includes 86 color plates by acclaimed wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett * Features detailed species accounts and hundreds of line drawings * The first field guide of its kind

Table of Contents

Introduction
Carnivore Families 7 (5)
The Conservation Challenge 12 (2)
About Panthera 14 (1)
Structure of the Species Accounts 14 (2)
SPECIES ACCOUNTS
Felidae
Cats 16 (34)
Hyaenidae
Hyaenas 50 (4)
Herpestidae
Mongooses 54 (18)
Eupleridae
Fosa and Allies 72 (4)
Prionodontidae
Linsangs 76 (1)
Viverridae
Genets, Oyans and Civets 76 (18)
Nandiniidae
African Palm Civet 94 (2)
Canidae
Dogs 96 (26)
Ursidae
Bears 122(12)
Procyonidae
Raccoons, Coatis and Allies 134(6)
Ailuridae
Red Panda 140(2)
Mephitidae
Skunks and Stink Badgers 142(8)
Mustelidae
Weasels, Martens, Badgers and Otters 150(38)
Skulls 188(30)
Footprints 218(16)
Glossary 234(2)
Bibliography 236(1)
Index 237(3)
Acknowledgements 240