Field Guide to Mammals of Australia - New Edition (3rd Revised edition)

Field Guide to Mammals of Australia - New Edition (3rd Revised edition)

By: Peter Menkhorst (author), Frank Knight (author)Paperback

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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 382 species of mammals known in Australia.

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About Author

Peter Menkhorst has been fascinated by Australia's flora and fauna for most of his life. He has participated in fauna surveys in many parts of Australia and has worked in wildlife research and management in Victoria for thirty-five years. He has published widely in the scientific and popular literature, including editing an Australian bird guide. Frank Knight worked as an illustrator for CSIRO for twenty-five years. He has been a member of and has exhibited with the Society of Animal Art in New York. He has also illustrated a number of natural history books, including an Australian bird guide.


Acknowledgments Introduction How to use this field guide Geographic coverage Identifying a mammal quickly Classification and names Field characters Identification keys Species accounts Plates Distribution maps Field techniques for identifying mammals Finding mammals Field characters How mammals are measured Submitting records References Checklist of Australian Mammals Identification Keys to Australian Mammals Notes on using the keys Index to keys Identification keys Habitat types Abbreviations Key to distribution maps Species Accounts and Plates Monotremes Carnivorous marsupials Bandicoots and bilbies Koala and wombats Cuscuses/possums and gliders Possums and gliders Bettongs, rat-kangaroos and potoroos Rat-kangaroos and tree kangaroos Fruit bats Insectivorous bats Rodents Introduced carnivores Introduced herbivores Seals Dolphins and whales Dugong Further Reading Glossary Index to Scientific Names Index to Common Names

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780195573954
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780195573954
  • weight: 514
  • ISBN10: 0195573951
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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