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Author: Ronald M Nowak
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
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Nowak, Ronald M.
Walker's mammals of the world.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98023686
(OCoLC)39045218
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M Nowak
OCLC Number: 680107752
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (li, 1936 pages)) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: v. 1 --
Foreword / Don E. Wilson --
Preface --
World distribution of mammals --
Class mammalia : Mammals --
Monotremata : Monotremes --
Tachyglossidae : Echidnas, or Spiny Anteaters --
Ornithorhynchidae : Duck-billed Platypus --
Didelphimorphia : American opossums --
Marmodidae : pouchless murine, or Mouse, Opossums --
Caluromyidae : Woolly Opossums --
Glironiidae : Bushy-tailed Opossum --
Didelphidae : Pouched Opossums --
Paucituberculata : Caenolestidae : "Shrew" Opossums --
Microbiotheria : Microbiotheriidae : Monito del Monte --
Dasyuromorphia : Australasian Carnivorous Marsupials --
Dasyuridae : Marsupial "Mice" and "Cats," and Tasmanian Devil --
Myrmecobiidae : Numbat, or Banded Anteater --
Thylacinidae : Thylacine, or Tasmanian Wolf or Tiger --
Perameloemorphia : Bandicoots --
Peramelidae : Dry-country Bandicoots --
Peroryctidae : Rainforest Bandicoots --
Notoryctemorphia : Notoryctidae : Marsupial "Mole." Diprotodonita : Koala, Wombats, Possums, Wallabies, and Kangaroos --
Phascolarctidae : Koala --
Vombatidae : Wombats --
Phalangeridae : Possums and Cuscuses --
Potoroidae : "Rat"-Kangaroos --
Macropodidae : Wallabies and Kangaroos --
Burramyidae : Pygmy Possums --
Pseudocheiridae : Ring-tailed and Greater Gliding Possums --
Petauridae : Gliding and Striped Possums --
Tarsipedidae : Honey Possum --
Acrobatidae : Feather-tailed Possums --
Xenarthra : Xenarthrans --
Megalonychidae : West Indian Sloths and Two-toed Tree Sloths --
Bradypodidae : Three-toded Tree Sloths --
Myrmecophagidae : Anteaters --
Dasypodidae : Armadillos --
Insectivora : Insectivores --
Erinaceidae : Gymnures and Hedgehogs --
Chrysochloridae : Golden Moles --
Tenrecidae : Tenrecs, or Madagascar "Hedgehogs" --
Solenodontidae : Solenodons --
Nesophontidae : Extinct West Indian Shrews --
Soricidae : Shrews --
Talpidae : Moles, Shrew Moles, and Desmans --
Scandential : Tupaiidae : Tree Shrews --
Dermoptera : Cynocephalidae : Colugos, or Flying Lemurs. Chiroptera : Bats --
Pteropodidae : Old World Fruit Bats --
Rhinopomatidae : Mouse-tailed Bats, or Long-tailed Bats --
Emballonuridae : Sac-winged Bats, Sheath-tailed Bats, and Ghost Bats --
Craseonycteridae : Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat --
Nycteridae : Slit-faced Bats, or Hollow-faced Bats --
Megadermatidae : False Vampire Bats and Yellow-winged Bats --
Rhinolophidae : Horseshoe Bats --
Hipposideridae : Old World Leaf-nosed Bats --
Mormoophidae : Moustached Bats, Naked-backed Bats, or Ghost-faced Bats --
Noctilionidae : Bulldog Bats, or Fisherman Bats --
Phyllostomidae : American Leaf-nosed Bats --
Mystacinidae : New Zealand Short-tailed Bats --
Natalidae : Funnel-eared Bats --
Furipteridae : Smoky Bats, or Thumbless Bats --
Thyropteridae : Disk-winged Bats, or new World Sucker-footed Bats --
Myzopodidae : Old World Sucker-footed Bat --
Vespertilionidae : Vespertilionid Bats --
Molossidae : Free-tailed Bats and Mastiff Bats --
Primates : Primates --
Lorisidae : Lorises, Pottos, and Galagos --
Cheirogaleidae : Dwarf Lemurs and Mouse Lemurs --
Lemuridae : Lemurs --
Magaladapidae : Sportive Lemurs, or Weasel Lemurs, and Koala Lemurs --
Indriidae : Avahi, Sifakas, and Indri --
Palaeopropithecidae : Sloth Lemurs --
Archaeolemuridae : Baboon Lemurs --
Daubentoniidae : Aye-ayes --
Tarsiidae : Tarsiers --
Cebidae : New World Monkeys --
Callitrichidae : Marmosets, Tamarins, and Goeldi's Monkey --
Cercopithecidae : Old World Monkeys --
Hylobatidae : Gibbons, or Lesser Apes --
Pongidae : Great Apes --
Hominidae : People, or Human Beings. Carnivora : Dogs, Bears, Raccoons, Weasels, Civets, Mongooses, Hyenas, and Cats --
Canidae : Dogs, Wolves, Coyotes, Jackals, and Foxes --
Ursidae : Bears --
Procyonidae : Raccoons and relatives --
Mustelidae : Weasels, Badgers, Skunks, and Otters --
Viverridae : Civets, Genets, and Linsangs --
Herpestidae : Mongooses and Fossa --
Hyaenidae : Aardwolf and Hyenas --
Felidae : Cats --
Index. v. 2 --
Pinnipedia : Seals, Sea Lions, and Walrus --
Otariidae : Eared Seals, Fur Seals, and Sea Lions --
Odobenidae : Walrus --
Phocidae : True, Earless, or Hair Seals --
Cetacea : Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises --
Platanistidae : Ganges and Indus Dolphins, or Susus --
Lipotidae : Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin --
Pontoporiidae : Franciscana, or La Plata Dolphin --
Iniidae : Boto, or Amazon Dolphin --
Monodontidae : Beluga and Narwhal --
Phocoenidae : Porpoises --
Delphinidae : Dolphins --
Ziphiidae : Beaked Whales --
Physeteridae : Sperm Whales --
Eschrichtiidae : Gray Whale --
Neobalaenidae : Pygmy Right Whale --
Balaenidae : Right Whales --
Balaenopteridae : Rorguals --
Sirenia : Dugong, Sea Cow, and Manatees --
Dugongidae : Dugong and Sea Cow --
Trichechidae : Manatees --
Proboscidea : Elephantidae : Elephants --
Perissodactyla : Odd-toed Ungulates (Hoofed Mammals) --
Equidae : Horses, Zebras, and Asses --
Tapiridae : Tapirs --
Rhinocerotidae : Rhinoceroses --
Hyracoidea : Procaviidae : Hyraxes, or Dassies --
Tubulidentata : Orycteropodidae : Aardvark, or Ant Bear --
Bibymalagasia : Plesiorycteropodidae : Bibymalagasy. Artiodactyla : Even-toed Ungulates (Hoofed mammals) --
Suidae : Pigs, or Hogs --
Tayassuidae : Peccaries --
Hippopotamidae : Hippopotamuses --
Camelidae : Camels, Guanaco, Llama, Alpaca, and Vicuña --
Tragulidae : Chevrotains, or Mouse Deer --
Giraffidae : Okapi and Giraffe --
Moschidae : Musk Deer --
Cervidae : Deer --
Antilocapridae : Pronghorn --
Bovidae : Antelopes, Cattle, Bison, Buffalo, Goats, and Sheep --
Pholidaota : Manidae : Pangolins, or Scaly Anteaters --
Rodentia : Rodents --
Aplodontidae : Sewellel, or Mountain Beaver --
Sciuridae : Squirrels, Chipmunks, Marmots, and Prairie Dogs --
Castoridae : Beavers --
Geomyidae : Pocket Gophers --
Heteromyidae : Pocket Mice, Kangaroo Rats, and Kangaroo Mice --
Dipodidae : Birch Mice, Jumping Mice, and Jerboas --
Muridae : Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Voles, Lemmings, and Gerbils --
Anomaluridae : Scaly-tailed Squirrels --
Pedetidae : Springhare, or Springhaas --
Ctenodactylidae : Gunids --
Myoxidae : Dormice --
Bathyergidae : African Mole-rats, or Blesmols --
Hystricidae : Old World Porcupines --
Petromuridae : Dassie Rat --
Thryonomyidae : Cane Rats --
Erethizontidae : New World Porcupines --
Chnchillidae : Viscachas and Chinchillas --
Dinomyidae : Pacarana --
Caviidae : Cavies and Patagonian "Hares" --
Hydrochaeridae : Capybara --
Dasyproctidae : Agoutis --
Agoutidae : Pacas. Ctenomyidae : Tuco-tucos --
Octodontidae : Octodonts --
Abrocomidae : Chinchilla Rats, or Chinchillones --
Echimyidae : Spiny Rats --
Capromyidae : Hutias --
Heptaxodontidae : Giant Hutias --
Myocastroridae : Nutria, or Coypu --
Lagomorpha : Pikas, Rabbits, and Hares --
Ochotonidae : Pikas, Mouse Hares, or Conies --
Leporidae : Hares and Rabbits --
Macroscelidea : Macroscelididae : Elephant Shrews --
Literature cited --
Index.
Other Titles: Mammals of the world
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