A guide to the mammals of China / editors, Andrew T. Smith and Yan Xie ; contributing authors , Robert S. Hoffmann ... [et al.] ; illustrator Federico Gemma ; honorary editor, Wang Sung.

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  • Mammals of China
Published
  • Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press 2008
Physical description
xiii, 544 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).
ISBN
  • 9780691099842
  • 0691099847
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [495]-525) and indexes.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic resource. [S.l.] : Proquest, 2016
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English.
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • List of species plates -- List of figures -- List of maps -- List of habitat illustrations -- Preface -- Contributors -- Introduction / Andrew T. Smith and Xie Yan -- China's geography and mammalian biogeography -- History of Chinese mammalogy / Wang Sung -- Mammalian conservation -- China's Protected Area System -- How to use this book -- Acknowledgments -- Taxonomic descriptions -- Class Mammalia / Andrew T. Smith -- Order Porboscidea / Andrew T. Smith and John MacKinnon -- Family Elephantidae -- Order Sirenia / Andrew T. Smith -- Family Dugongidae -- Order Scandentia / Andrew T. Smith -- Family Tupaiidae -- Order Primates / John MacKinnon -- Family Lorisidae -- Family Cercopithecidae -- Subfamily Cercopithecinae -- Subfamily Colobinae -- Family Hylobatidae.
  • Order Rodentia / Darrin Lunde, Andrew T. Smith and Robert S. Hoffmann -- Family Sciuridae / Robert S. Hoffmann and Andrew T. Smith -- Subfamily Ratufinae -- Subfamily Sciurinae -- Subfamily Callosciurinae -- Subfamily Xerinae -- Family Gliridae / Andrew T. Smith -- Family Castoridae / Andrew T. Smith -- Family Dipodidae / Andrew T. Smith -- Subfamily Allactaginae -- Subfamily Cardiocraniinae -- Subfamily Dipodinae -- Subfamily Euchoreutinae -- Subfamily Sicistinae -- Subfamily Zapodinae -- Family Platacanthomyidae / Andrew T. Smith -- Family Spalacidae / Andrew T. Smith -- Subfamily Myospalacinae -- Subfamily Rhizomyinae -- Family Cricetidae / Darrin Lunde and Andrew T. Smith -- Subfamily Arvicolinae / Darrin Lunde -- Subfamily Cricetinae / Andrew T. Smith and Robert S. Hoffmann -- Family Muridae / Andrew T. Smith and Darrin Lunde -- Subfamily Gerbillinae / Andrew T. Smith and Robert S. Hoffmann -- Subfamily Murinae / Darrin Lunde -- Family Hystricidae / Andrew T. Smith.
  • Order Lagomorpha / Andrew T. Smith -- Family Ochotonidae -- Family Leporidae -- Order Erinaceomorpha / Robert S. Hoffmann and Darrin Lunde -- Family Erinaceidae -- Subfamily Erinaceinae -- Subfamily Galercinae -- Order Soricomorpha / Robert S. Hoffmann and Darrin Lunde -- Family Soricidae -- Subfamily Crocidurinae -- Subfamily Soricinae -- Family Talpidae -- Subfamily Scalopinae -- Subfamily Talpinae -- Subfamily Uropsilinae -- Order Chiroptera / Don E. Wilson -- Family Pteropodidae -- Family Rhinolophidae -- Family Hipposideridae -- Family Megadermatidae -- Family Emballonuridae -- Family Molossidae -- Family Vespertilionidae -- Subfamily Vespertilioninae -- Subfamily Myotinae -- Subfamily Miniopterinae -- Subfamily Murininae -- Subfamily Kerivoulinae -- Order Pholidota / Andrew T. Smith -- Family Manidae.
  • Order Carnivora / W. Chris Wozencraft -- Family Felidae -- Subfamily Felinae -- Subfamily Pantherinae -- Family Viverridae -- Subfamily Hemigalinae -- Subfamily Paradoxurinae -- Subfamily Prionodontinae -- Subfamily Viverrinae -- Family Herpestidae -- Family Canidae -- Family Ursidae -- Family Otariidae -- Family Phocidae -- Family Mustelidae -- Subfamily Lutrinae -- Subfamily Mustelinae -- Family Ailuridae -- Order Perissodactyla / Andrew T. Smith -- Family Equidae -- Order Artiodactyla / John MacKinnon -- Family Suidae -- Family Camelidae -- Family Tragulidae -- Family Moschidae -- Family Cervidae -- Subfamily Capreolinae -- Subfamily Cervinae -- Subfamily Hydropotinae -- Family Bovidae -- Subfamily Antilopinae -- Subfamily Bovinae -- Subfamily Caprinae -- Order Cetacea / Andrew T. Smith -- Family Delphinidae -- Family Phocoenidae -- Family Iniidae -- Appendices -- 1. Cetaceans found off the coast of China -- 2. Hypothetical mammals -- 3. Introduced alien, feral or free-ranging domestic mammals -- Glossary -- References -- Index to scientific names -- Index to common names.
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  • Features a comprehensive guide to all species of mammals found in China. This reference guide describes the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species.

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