Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa

Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa provides over 400 colour photos, with concise, pertinent information highlighting the diagnostic features of each species.
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Title: Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa
Authors: Chris Stuart; Tilde Stuart
Publisher: Struik Publishers
3rd edition, Cape Town 2006
ISBN 9781770073937 / ISBN 978-1-77007-393-7
Paperback, 15 x 21 cm, 320 pages, throughout colour photos

About: Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa

Of the world’s 4000 to 4500 mammal species, about 1100 occur in Africa. In this updated and revised edition of Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, authors Chris and Tilde Stuart concentrate on the more visible and easily distinguished larger mammal species, plus some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. In all, over 400 colour photographs, combined with concise, pertinent information highlighting the diagnostic features of each species, provide a comprehensive source of information on each mammal. The latest information has been incorporated and the distribution maps have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date habitat and distribution patterns for each species. A new feature is the inclusion of the mammals’ skulls, grouped together at the back of the book. To aid the reader, colour coding and symbols indicating the habitat and activity period serve as a quick reference to the various mammal groups.

Content: Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa

How to use this field guide
Family introductions
Key to colour coding
Order Primates
Pottos, Galagos and Bushbabies (Families Lorisidae and Galagidae)
Baboons and Monkeys (Family Cercopithecidae)
Chimpanzee, Bonobo and Gorilla (Family Pongidae)
Order Perissodactyla
Zebras and Wild Ass (Family Equidae)
Rhinoceroses (Family Rhinocerotidae)
Order Whippomorpha
Order Suiformes
Pigs and Hogs
Order Ruminantia
Giraffe and Okapi (Family Giraffidae)
Deer (Family Cervidae)
Chevrotain (Family Tragulidae)
Buffalo and Antelope (Family Bovidae)
Buffalo (Subfamily Bovinae)
‘Spiral-horned’ Antelope: Eland, Bongo, Kudu, Nyala, Sitatunga and Bushbuck (Subfamily Tragelaphinae)
Addax, Oryx, Roan and Sable (Subfamily Hippotraginae)
Waterbuck, Kob, Puku, Lechwe, Reedbuck (Subfamily Reduncinae)
Grey Rhebok (Subfamily Peleinae)
Hartebeest, Tsessebe/Topi, Bontebok/Blesbok and Wildebeest (Subfamily Alcelaphinae)
Impala (Subfamily Aepycerotinae)
Gazelles and Dwarf Antelope (Subfamily Antilopinae)
Duikers (Subfamily Cephalophinae)
Goat Antelopes (Goats and Sheep) (Subfamily Caprinae)
Order Proboscidea
Elephants (Family Elephantidae)
Order Carnivora
Foxes, Jackals and Wild Dog (Family Canidae)
Otters, Weasels, Polecat and Badger (Family Mustelidae)
Civets, Genets and Mongooses (Families Viverridae; Nandiniidae; Herpestidae),
Hyaenas and Aardwolf (Families Hyaenidae and Protelidae)
Cats (Family Felidae)
Order Hyracoidea
Hyraxes (Dassies) (Family Procaviidae)
Order Tubulidentata
Aardvark (Family Orycteropodidae)
Order Pholidota
Pangolins (Family Manidae)
Order Eulipotyphia
Hedgehogs (Family Erinaceidae)
Order Lagomorpha
Hares and Rabbits (Family Leporidae)
Order Rodentia
Springhare (Family Pedetidae)
Squirrels (Family Sciuridae)
Porcupines (Family Hystricidae)
Suggested further reading
Photographic credits
Index to scientific names
Index to German common names
Index to French common names
Index to English common names