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Mammals of China
Edited by Andrew T. Smith & Yan Xie

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures 5
List of Maps 6
List of Habitat Images 6
Preface 7
Contributors 7
Introduction 8
China's Geography and Mammal Biogeography 9
Mammal Conservation 12
China's Protected-Area System 14
How to Use This Book 15
Acknowledgments 18

CLASS MAMMALIA-The Mammals 35
ORDER PROBOSCIDEA 36
Family Elephantidae-Elephants 36
ORDER SI RENIA 37
Family Dugongidae-Dugongs 37
ORDER SCANDENTIA 38
Family Tupaiidae-Tree Shrews 38
ORDER PRIMATES 39
Family Lorisidae-Lorises 39
Family Cercopithecidae 41
Subfamily Cercopithecinae-Old World Monkeys 42
Subfamily Colobinae-Leaf-eating Monkeys 46
Family Hylobatidae-Gibbons and Siamangs 52
ORDER RODENTIA 58
Family Sciuridae 58
Subfamily Ratufinae-Giant Squirrels 59
Subfamily Sciurinae-True Squirrels 60
Subfamily Callosciurinae-Oriental Tree Squirrels 69
Subfamily Xerinae-Afro-Asian Ground Squirrels 76
Family Gliridae-Dormice 84
Family Castoridae-Beavers 85
Family Dipodidae 87
Subfamily Allactaginae-Four- and Five-toed Jerboas, Fat-tailed Jerboas 87
Subfamily Cardiocraniinae-Dwarf Jerboas 91
Subfamily Dipodinae-Three-toed Jerboas 93
Subfamily Euchoreutinae-Long-eared Jerboa 96
Subfamily Sicistinae-Birch Mice 96
Subfamily Zapodinae-Jumping Mice 98
Family Platacanthomyidae-Spiny Dormice 99
Family Spalacidae 100
Subfamily Myospalacinae-Zokors 100
Subfamily Rhizomyinae-Bamboo Rats 103
Family Cricetidae 105
Subfamily Arvicolinae-Voles, Lemmings, and Water Voles 106
Subfamily Cricetinae-Hamsters 129
Family Muridae 138
Subfamily Gerbillinae-Gerbils 138
Subfamily Murinae-Murine Rodents 143
Family Hystricidae-Old World Porcupines 164
ORDER LA GOMORPHA 166
Family Ochotonidae-Pikas 166
Family Leporidae-Rabbits and Hares 178
ORDER ERINA CEOMORPHA 184
Family Erinaceidae 184
Subfamily Erinaceinae-Hedgehogs 184
Subfamily Galericinae-Gymnures 187
ORDER SORICOMORPHA 189
Family Soricidae 189
Subfamily Crocidurinae-Crocidurine Shrews 189
Subfamily Soricinae-Red-toothed Shrews 195
Family Talpidae 211
Subfamily Scalopinae-American Moles 211
Subfamily Talpinae-True Moles 212
Subfamily Uropsilinae-Shrew Moles 216
ORDER CHIROPTERA 217
Family Pteropodidae-Old World Fruit Bats 217
Family Rhinolophidae-Horseshoe Bats 224
Family Hipposideridae-Old World Leaf-nosed Bats 233
Family Megadermatidae-False Vampire Bats 238
Family Emballonuridae-Sheath-tailed Bats 239
Family Molossidae-Free-tailed Bats 240
Family Vespertilionidae 242
Subfamily Vespertilioninae-Vesper Bats 243
Subfamily Myotinae-Little Brown Bats 260
Subfamily Miniopterinae-Long-fingered Bats 269
Subfamily Murininae-Hairy-winged and Tube-nosed Bats 270
Subfamily Kerivoulinae-Woolly Bats 274
ORDER PHOLI DOTA 275
Family Manidae-Pangolins 275
ORDER CARNIVORA 277
Family Felidae 278
Subfamily Felinae-Purring Cats 278
Subfamily Pantherinae-Roaring Cats 287
Family Viverridae 292
Subfamily Hemigalinae-Hemigaline Civets 293
Subfamily Paradoxurinae-Palm Civets 294
Subfamily Prionodontinae-Linsangs 297
Subfamily Viverrinae-Civet Cats 298
Family Herpestidae-Mongooses 301
Family Ursidae-Bears 308
Family Otariidae-Eared Seals 313
Family Phocidae-True Seals 315
Family Mustelidae 318
Subfamily Lutrinae-Otters 318
Subfamily Mustelinae-Weasels, Wolverine, Martens, and Badgers 321
Family Ailuridae-Red Panda 333
ORDER PERISSODACTYLA 334
Family Equidae-Horses, Zebras, and Asses 334
ORDER ARTIO DACTYLA 337
Family Suidae-Pigs 338
Family Camelidae-Camels 339
Family Tragulidae-Chevrotains and Mouse-deer 340
Family Moschidae-Musk Deer 341
Family Cervidae 345
Subfamily Capreolinae-Deer, Moose, and Reindeer 345
Subfamily Cervinae-Deer and Muntjacs 349
Subfamily Hydropotinae-Water Deer 359
Family Bovidae 360
Subfamily Antilopinae-Gazelles and Saiga 360
Subfamily Bovinae-Cattle and Spiral-horned Antelopes 365
Subfamily Caprinae-Goats and Sheep 367
ORDER CETACEA 377
Family Delphinidae-Dolphins 378
Family Phocoenidae-Porpoises 379
Family Iniidae-River Dolphins 380

APPENDIXES 381
I. Cetaceans Found off the Coast of China 381
II. Hypothetical Mammals 382
III. Introduced Alien, Feral, or Free-ranging Domestic Mammals 383
GLOSSARY 384
FURTHER READING 387
Index to Scientific Names 388
Index to Common Names 391

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