Mammals of Mexico

Mammals of Mexico

Language: English

Pages: 984

ISBN: 1421408430

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Mammals of Mexico is the first reference book in English on the more than 500 types of mammal species found in the diverse Mexican habitats, which range from the Sonoran Desert to the Chiapas cloud forests. The authoritative species accounts are written by a Who’s Who of experts compiled by famed mammalogist and conservationist Gerardo Ceballos.

Ten years in the making, Mammals of Mexico covers everything from obscure rodents to whales, bats, primates, and wolves. It is thoroughly illustrated with color photographs and meticulous artistic renderings, as well as range maps for each species. Introductory chapters discuss biogeography, conservation, and evolution. The final section of the book illustrates the skulls, jaws, and tracks of Mexico’s mammals.

This unparalleled collection of scientific information on, and photographs of, Mexican wildlife belongs on the shelf of every mammalogist, in public and academic libraries, and in the hands of anyone curious about Mexico and its wildlife.

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completely destroyed their habitat. Coupled with this, the presence of dogs, cats, and rats certainly has impacted their populations. It is likely that the species is extinct (Mellink, 1992a). Dipodomys insularis: This rat was endemic to San José Island in the Gulf of California. At the end of the 1980s, they were common on the island (Best and Thomas, 1991a). In recent years, however, they have not been found despite fieldwork (Álvarez-Castañeda and Ortega-Rubio, 2003). Enhydra lutris: More than

25 0 1 2 3 4 Chiroptera 0 1 0 1 2 3 4 Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Endangered and Extinct Species The distribution of species at risk illustrates the historical patterns of land use and exploitation of species (fig. 28). In general, the greatest concentrations of at-risk species are located in the southern part of the country, where the rainforests have been devastated (Ceballos, 2007). Other regions such as the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Sierra Madre Oriental have large

only a subspecies of the mainland raccoon (Helgen and Wilson, 2005). 43. Groves and Grubb (2011) comprehensively reviewed the taxonomic relationships of artiodactyls and perissodactyls based on recent molecular, cytogenetic, and morphological data, as well as the author’s own observations, all of which supports new classifications. Specially, for Mexico some of the changes include the use of the genus name Tapirella for the tapir, two species of collared javelina (Pecari angulatus and P.

only a subspecies of the mainland raccoon (Helgen and Wilson, 2005). 43. Groves and Grubb (2011) comprehensively reviewed the taxonomic relationships of artiodactyls and perissodactyls based on recent molecular, cytogenetic, and morphological data, as well as the author’s own observations, all of which supports new classifications. Specially, for Mexico some of the changes include the use of the genus name Tapirella for the tapir, two species of collared javelina (Pecari angulatus and P.

high species number per genus. 4 Global Mammal Species Diversity Table 2. Composition, diversity, endemism, and conservation status of Mexican mammals. The number of species at risk of extinction includes all the categories of the official list of endangered species. Order Families Genera Species Endemic Species Endangered Species Didelphimorphia Sirenia Cingulata Pilosa Primates Lagomorpha Rodentia Soricomorpha Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Chiroptera 1 1 1 2 1 1 8 2 8

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