- Jan 17, 2023
- 6.75 x 9.5 in.
- For sale in the United States, US Dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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Madagascar’s mammals are some of the most remarkable on earth, having evolved in isolation over millions of years. All of the country’s approximately 210 native non-flying species are endemic, with an extraordinary diversity of body forms and lifestyles, some utterly unique. No other place boasts such a combination of species richness and endemism. In Handbook of Mammals of Madagascar, Nick Garbutt, an award-winning photographer and leading authority on the island’s wildlife, provides an authoritative and beautifully illustrated guide to all of its mammal fauna.
Illustrated throughout with exceptionally high-quality photographs, including of species rarely photographed before, the book covers all 217 native species, including bats, tenrecs, mice, and lemurs, plus a small number of introduced, non-native species. The species accounts are up to date and include description, identification, habitat, distribution, behavior, and where to see the species. The book also includes chapters on Madagascar’s regions and habitats, threats to the mammals, conservation and protected areas, and important mammal-watching sites, as well as a section on extinct mammals.
- Covers all 217 native species
- Exceptional photographs throughout
- Up-to-date species accounts with distribution maps