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Mammals of China / Andrew T. Smith and Yan Xie, editors ; Robert S. Hoffmann [and others], contributing authors ; Federico Gemma, illustrator ; Wang Sung, honorary editor.

Contributor(s): Smith, Andrew T, 1946- | Xie, Yan, 1967-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Princeton pocket guides.Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2013Description: 1 online resource (395 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400846887; 1400846889; 9780691154275; 0691154279.Subject(s): Mammals -- China -- IdentificationAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Mammals of China.DDC classification: 599.0951 LOC classification: QL729.C5 | G85 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Order Proboscidea -- Order Sirenia -- Order Scandentia -- Order Primates -- Order Rodentia -- Order Lagomorpha -- Order Erinaceomorpha -- Order Soricomorpha -- Order Chiroptera -- Order Pholidota -- Order Carnivora -- Order Perissodactyla -- Order Artiodactyla -- Order Cetacea.
Summary: China's breathtaking diversity of natural habitats--from mountains and deserts to grasslands and lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. This one-of-a-kind pocket guide describes the characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of all 558 species of mammals found in China. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and beautiful color illustrations by wildlife artist Federico Gemma depict a majority of the species. The definitive text is written by leading specialists and follows the mo.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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China's breathtaking diversity of natural habitats--from mountains and deserts to grasslands and lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. This one-of-a-kind pocket guide describes the characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of all 558 species of mammals found in China. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and beautiful color illustrations by wildlife artist Federico Gemma depict a majority of the species. The definitive text is written by leading specialists and follows the mo.

Order Proboscidea -- Order Sirenia -- Order Scandentia -- Order Primates -- Order Rodentia -- Order Lagomorpha -- Order Erinaceomorpha -- Order Soricomorpha -- Order Chiroptera -- Order Pholidota -- Order Carnivora -- Order Perissodactyla -- Order Artiodactyla -- Order Cetacea.

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China is home to a diverse assortment of mammals, including one of the most iconic in the world, the giant panda. More than 10 percent of all mammal species live in China, and nearly 20 percent of China's mammals are endemic to the country. China is a megadiverse country, with 556 mammal species classified in 14 orders. Unfortunately, many are threatened by several factors, including habitat loss and poaching. This practical field guide covers the great diversity of these mammals, following on the editors' more comprehensive book, A Guide to the Mammals of China (CH, Aug'08, 45-6517), a hardcover volume more appropriate for a library than the field. The pocket version provides descriptions of every Chinese species, focusing on distinctive features (including measurements and dental formulae), distributions, natural history (habitat, diet, and reproduction), and conservation status. Nearly 70 percent of the species are illustrated in color drawings, and distribution maps are provided for each. These maps show localities plotted as dots rather than shaded ranges. Color maps illustrate China's biogeographic regions and protected areas, and color photos depict various habitats. The guide concludes with appendixes on nearby and introduced mammals, a glossary, and indexes to scientific and common names. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers traveling to China to view wildlife. E. J. Sargis Yale University

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Andrew T. Smith is President's Professor and Parents Association Professor of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Yan Xie is associate research professor in the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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