Mammals of Africa
- series editors, Jonathan Kingdon .... [et al.].
- London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
- Physical description
- 6 v. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
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- Includes bibliographical references.
- v. 1. Introductory chapters and Afrotheria / edited by Jonathan Kingdon ... [et al.]
- v. 2. Primates / edited by Thomas M. Butynski, Jonathan Kingdon and Jan Kalina
- v. 3. Rodents, hares and rabbits / edited by David C.D. Happold
- v. 4. Hedgehogs, shrews and bats / edited by Meredith Happold and David C.D. Happold
- v. 5. Carnivores, pangolins, equids and rhinoceroses / edited by Jonathan Kingdon and Michael Hoffmann
- v. 6. Pigs, hippopotamuses, chevrotain, giraffes, deer and bovids / edited by Jonathan Kingdon and Michael Hoffmann.
- Publisher's Summary
- Mammals of Africa (MoA) is a series of six volumes which describes, in detail, every currently recognized species of African land mammal. This is the first time that such extensive coverage has ever been attempted, and the volumes incorporate the very latest information and detailed discussion of the morphology, distribution, biology and evolution (including reference to fossil and molecular data) of Africa's mammals. With more than 1,160 species and 16-18 orders, Africa has the greatest diversity and abundance of mammals in the world. The reasons for this and the mechanisms behind their evolution are given special attention in the series. Each volume follows the same format, with detailed profiles of every species and higher taxa. The series includes hundreds of colour illustrations and pencil drawings by Jonathan Kingdon highlighting the morphology and behaviour of the species concerned, as well as line drawings of skulls and jaws by Jonathan Kingdon and Meredith Happold. Every species also includes a detailed distribution map. Edited by Jonathan Kingdon, David Happold, Tom Butynski, Mike Hoffmann, Meredith Happold and Jan Kalina, and written by more than 350 authors, all experts in their fields, Mammals of Africa is as comprehensive a compendium of current knowledge as is possible. Extensive references alert readers to more detailed information. This first volume in the series comprises eight introductory chapters covering topics such as evolution, geography and geology, biotic zones, classification, behaviour and morphology. The rest of the book is devoted to the Afrotheria, a grouping that comprises six orders and 49 species; these are the hyraxes, elephants, manatees, otter-shrews, golden-moles, sengis (elephant-shrews) and Aardvark.
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- Publication date
- Winner of Dartmouth Medal 2014.
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- 9781408122563 (v. 6)
- 1408122561 (v. 6)
- 9781408122570 (set)
- 140812257X (set)
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