Squirrels of the World

Squirrels of the World

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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 speciesa€”from the familiar gray squirrel of American backyards to the exotic and endangered woolly flying squirrel of Pakistana€”is 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 a€c stunning color photographs that document rare and unusual squirrels as well as common varietiesa€c evolution, morphology, ecology, and conservation statusa€c colorful range maps marking species distributiona€c images of the skull of each genus of squirrela€c 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


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