A revised and updated edition of the only comprehensive guide to this mammal-rich region, including text accounts for an additional 50 species.
South-east Asia is one of the richest and most diverse parts of the world in terms of mammals, and species new to science are still being described on a regular basis. The only comprehensive guide to mammals of the region has now been revised and updated to include more than 50 additional species, including big cats, elephants, bears, and bats.
More than 550 species are described in detail, including key identification characteristics, habitat, behavior, distribution, and status, accompanied by line drawings of footprints and details of anatomy or other aspects of identification. Specially commissioned color plates beautifully depict nearly all species and their variations, while accompanying range maps provide up-to-date information on distribution.
With the continuing worldwide threat to wildlife and habitats, this remains a timely and important field guide that will appeal to travelers, wildlife enthusiasts, and students of mammals alike.
Charles Francis has been studying mammals in South-east Asia since 1979 and is now one of the leading experts on mammals in the region. He has written numerous research papers on both mammals and birds in Asia and North America, including descriptions of more than 15 new bat species. He has also written books on birds and mammals of Borneo as well as a photographic guide to mammals of South-east Asia. He is currently responsible for managing bird population monitoring programs for the Canadian Wildlife Service, based at the National Wildlife Research Center in Ottawa, Canada.