A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia
Charles M. Francis

Illustrated by Priscilla Barrett, Robin Budden, John Cox, Sandra Doyle, Brin Edwards, Ray Hutchings, William Oliver, Guy Troughton & Lyn Wells


Southeast Asia is home to more than 500 mammal species. This richly illustrated field guide is the most comprehensive reference to all mammals currently known to exist in mainland Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia, and Singapore. Every species is covered in full, from elephants and rhinos to dolphins, monkeys, carnivores, bats, mice, and shrews. The detailed text describes key identification features, ecology, habitat, distribution, and status. Seventy-two high-quality color plates depict most of the species covered, and there are distribution maps for easy reference. Charles Francis gives practical guidance on how to find and study mammals and covers important topics such as conservation. A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia is a one-of-a-kind resource for naturalists and researchers and ideal for general readers.

  • The most up-to-date and complete guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia
  • Generously illustrated with 72 full-color plates
  • Comprehensive text aids identification
  • Line drawings illustrate footprints and technical details
  • Distribution maps
Charles M. Francis is a research manager at the Canadian Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Research Centre. He has written numerous research papers on Southeast Asian mammals and several books, including A Photographic Guide to Mammals of South-East Asia and A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo.