Squirrels of the World, written by scientists with more than 100 years of collective experience studying these popular mammals, is the first comprehensive examination of all 285 species of squirrels worldwide. The authors reveal virtually every detail of the family Sciuridae, which includes ground squirrels, tree squirrels, flying squirrels, prairie dogs, and chipmunks. Each speciesafrom the familiar gray squirrel of American backyards to the exotic and endangered woolly flying squirrel of Pakistanais described in a detailed account that includes distinguishing characteristics, ecology, natural history, conservation status, and current threats to its existence. Squirrels of the World includes ac stunning color photographs that document rare and unusual squirrels as well as common varietiesac evolution, morphology, ecology, and conservation statusac colorful range maps marking species distributionac images of the skull of each genus of squirrelac extensive references -- Lawrence Heaney, Curator and Head of the Division of Mammals, The Field Museum (Chicago)IUCNRed List ofThreatenedSpecies, version 2009.2. Iudin, B. S ... jr., M. R. Broschart, L. H. Grim, and j. P. Schaberl. 2007. Northerly range extensions of mammalian species in Minnesota. ... Mammalian Species 22121-8. jeong, S. j., N. H. Kim, D. H. Kim, T. H. Kong, N. H. Ahn, T. Miyamoto, R. Higuchi, and Y. C. Kim. 2000.
|Title||:||Squirrels of the World|
|Author||:||Richard W. Thorington, Jr., John L. Koprowski, Michael A. Steele, James F. Whatton|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2012-08-03|