Common Names of Mammals of the World (Paperback)
  • Common Names of Mammals of the World (Paperback)
zoom

Common Names of Mammals of the World (Paperback)

(author), (author), (other), (other), (other)
£13.95
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 17/07/2000
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
For many mammalogists the lack of a standard English reference to mammal common names has precluded their use, while for beginning naturalists scientific names can be daunting. Moreover, some species with wide geographical distributions may have different names in different parts of their ranges, and different species may share the same common names. This book provides a complete, authoritative list of standardized and unique vernacular English names for all 4,629 of the currently recognized mammal species of the world. It establishes common names for hundreds of mammals that have previously been known only by their Latin binomials. Covering both well-known mammals and many small- to medium-sized species that live in areas where few studies have been conducted, the authors draw extensively on existing literature and on their own expertise to formulate English names that describe a distinctive aspect of each animal's appearance, ecological habits, or geographical distribution. Presented in phylogenetic order, the book's list includes order and family names as well as those of genera and species. An extensive bibliography of sources and two indexes of both common and scientific names round out the volume. Common Names of Mammals of the World offers a comprehensive, useful reference not only for mammalogists but also for wildlife managers, conservation biologists, environmental law enforcement agencies, zoologists, and others interested in the world's mammals.

Publisher: Smithsonian Books
ISBN: 9781560983835
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 227 x 163 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Dog Listener
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Where's the Poop?
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Teeth: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Dog's Mind
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Midges in Scotland
Added to basket
Birds of Peru
Added to basket
£35.00
Paperback
An African Love Story
Added to basket
Birds: ID Insights
Added to basket
The Birds of London
Added to basket
£50.00
Hardback
Earthflight
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
A Foot in the River
Added to basket
British Library 100 Birds from around the World
Added to basket
Dawn Chorus
Added to basket
£10.00
CD-Audio
Birds of Chile
Added to basket
£30.00
Paperback
Our Inner Ape
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Weather and Bird Behaviour
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.