A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia

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This fully revised and updated edition of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia is the only comprehensive guide to identifying all 379 species of mammals known in Australia. This book provides concise and accurate details of the appearance, diagnostic features, distribution, habitat, andkey behavioural characteristics of all mammals known to have occurred in Australia or its waters since the time of European settlement. Each double-page spread provides all the information needed to identify an animal, a full-color illustration of the entire animal, a smaller diagram of diagnosticfeatures, a distribution map, and species description and measurements, including details of how to differentiate between similar species. Identification keys are provided for groups that are difficult to identify to species level, including keys to the genera of small marsupials, rodents, and bats,and all marine mammals likely to be washed on to an Australian beach: whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and the Dugong.
Publisher: Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780195550375
0195550374
Branch Call Number: 599 MEN
Characteristics: x, 278 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Knight, Frank 1941-

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