Mammals Of The Neotropics, Volume 2: The Southern Cone: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay

Paperback | April 15, 1992

byKent H. Redford

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Mammals of the Neotropics satisfies the need for a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of existing knowledge of South America's terrestrial and marine mammals. No comparable account of South American mammals has ever been published in any language, and this timely work will help encourage the research vital to conservation efforts.

This second of a projected three volumes covers southern South America. The authors discuss the historical biogeography and contemporary habitats of the region and then
provide individual accounts for nearly 360 indigenous species, including information on size, appearance, ecology, behavior, and life history. Range maps, line drawings, and color plates supplement the text. To place the species accounts in a broader context, the authors consider the diversity of animals within each taxonomic group, examine the Neotropical species from a worldwide geographical perspective, and review taxonomic questions and
controversies. Two final chapters deal with the community ecology of mammals and the effects humans have had on the mammalian fauna of the southern cone.

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This book satisfies the need for a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of existing knowledge of the area's mammals, both terrestrial and marine. This volume begins with a discussion of the historical biogeography and contemporary habitats of the region under consideration. Each subsequent chapter presents a separate mammalian order. The a...

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Mammals of the Neotropics satisfies the need for a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of existing knowledge of South America's terrestrial and marine mammals. No comparable account of South American mammals has ever been published in any language, and this timely work will help encourage the research vital to conservation efforts.This se...

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This book satisfies the need for a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of existing knowledge of the area's mammals, both terrestrial and marine. This volume begins with a discussion of the historical biogeography and contemporary habitats of the region under consideration. Each subsequent chapter presents a separate mammalian order. The a...

Kent H. Redford is coeditor, with John G. Robinson, of Neotropical Wildlife Use and Conservation, published by the University of Chicago Press. John F. Eisenberg is theauthor of Mammals of the Neotropics, volume 1: The Northern Neotropics, and The Mammalian Radiations, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.3 inPublished:April 15, 1992Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226706826

ISBN - 13:9780226706825

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. An Introduction to the Biogeography of Southern South America
2. Order Marsupialia
3. Order Xenarthra (Edentata)
4. Order Chiroptera
5. Order Primates
6. Order Carnivora
7. Order Pinnipedia
8. Order Cetacea
9. Order Perissodactyla
10. Order Artiodactyla
11. Order Rodentia
12. Order Lagomorpha
13. Mammalian Community Ecology in Southern South America
14. The Effects of Humans on the Mammalian Fauna of Southern South America
Index of Scientific Names
Index of Common Names
Appendix

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This book satisfies the need for a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of existing knowledge of the area's mammals, both terrestrial and marine. This volume begins with a discussion of the historical biogeography and contemporary habitats of the region under consideration. Each subsequent chapter presents a separate mammalian order. The authors provide individual accounts for nearly 360 indigenous species, including information on size, appearance, ecology, behavior, and life history.