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A Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Tanzania (Princeton Field Guides)

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Home to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers some of the finest big game watching in the world, from elephants and rhinos to chimpanzees and lions. This field guide covers all the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals and some newly discovered species. Detailed accounts are provided for more than 135 species, along with color photos, color illustrations of marine mammals, and distribution maps. Accounts for land species give information on identification, subspecies, similar species, ecology, behavior, distribution, conservation status, and where best to see each species. The guide also features plates with side-by-side photographic comparisons of species that are easily confused, as well as first-time-ever species checklists for every national park.
  • The definitive, most up-to-date field guide to the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals
  • Features detailed species accounts and numerous color photos throughout
  • Provides tips on where to see each species
  • Includes species checklists for every national park

About the Author

Charles Foley is assistant country director for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania. Lara Foley is program manager of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Tarangire Elephant Project. Alex Lobora is senior research officer at the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute. Daniela De Luca is senior scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society's conservation programs in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania and Zanzibar. Maurus Msuha is head of wildlife information and education at the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute. Tim R. B. Davenport is country director for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania. Sarah Durant is senior research fellow at the Zoological Society of London's Institute of Zoology.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Preface 8

Acknowledgements 9

Conservation in Tanzania 10

How to use this book 12

Watching mammals in Tanzania 16

Tanzania's major vegetation types 20

Overview of mammalian families included in the book 24

THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS (see the following pages for a full list of species) 25

Terrestrial mammals

AARDVARK: Tubulidentata 26

ELEPHANT-SHREWS: Macroscelidea28

HYRAXES: Hyracoidea 32

ELEPHANT: Proboscidea 38

PRIMATES: Primates 40

RODENTS: Rodentia 84

HARES AND RABBITS: Lagomorpha 88

HEDGEHOGS: Erinaceomorpha 92

PANGOLINS: Pholidota 94

CARNIVORES: Carnivora 100

ODD-TOED UNGULATES: Perissodactyla 168

EVEN-TOED UNGULATES: Artiodactyla 172

Marine mammals

DUGONG: Sirenia 246

CETACEANS: Cetacea 248

CARNIVORES: Carnivora 261

Species comparison spreads 262

National Parks and major protected areas of Tanzania 269

Glossary 306

Photographic credits 309

Recommended further reading and references 312

Index 317

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691161174
Author:
Foley, Charles
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Daniela De Luca
Author:
DeLuca, Daniela
Author:
Davenport, Tim R.B.
Author:
Msuha, Maurus
Author:
Foley, Lara
Author:
Durant, Sarah M.
Author:
Lobora, Alex
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Subject:
Popular science
Subject:
Birds and Natural
Subject:
History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
WILDGuides
Publication Date:
20140616
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color illus. 140 maps.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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