Gliding Mammals of the World

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Csiro Publishing, 2012 - 215 pàgines
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The world's gliding mammals are an extraordinary group of animals that have the ability to glide from tree to tree with seemingly effortless grace. There are more than 60 species of gliding mammals including the flying squirrels from Europe and North America, the scaly-tailed flying squirrels from central Africa and the gliding possums of Australia and New Guinea.

Gliding Mammals of the Worldprovides, for the first time, a synthesis of all that is known about the
biology of these intriguing mammals. It includes a brief description of each species, together with a distribution map and a beautiful full-color painting.

An introduction outlines the origins and biogeography of each group of gliding mammals and examines the incredible adaptations that allow them to launch themselves and glide from tree to tree.

KEY FEATURES
* Includes distribution maps of all species and subspecies.
* Each species is accompanied by a beautiful colour painting to show their distinctive features and wonderful diversity in size, color and shape.
* Includes an explanation of how gliding mammals glide.
 

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Continguts

Gliding Marsupials
23
Colugos
47
Flying Squirrels
57
Scalytailed Flying Squirrels
163
Subspecies
180
Gliding mammal localities
182
IUCN Red List Categories
189
Glossary
190
References
192
Index
214
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Stephen Jackson is an adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. He has studied different aspects of Australian mammals over the last 20 years from which he has published numerous refereed papers and book chapters.

Peter Schouten is an acclaimed wildlife artist who has a passion for all things feathered, furred and scaled - from both present and past. He delights in painting creatures that either cannot be or have not been photographed, due to extinction or rarity. His spectacular paintings are keenly collected and have been widely exhibited worldwide.

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