Mammals of South Asia: Volume 1

AJT Johnsingh;Nima Manjrekar

ISBN: 9788173715907 | Year: 2012 | Paperback | Pages: 766 | Language : English

Book Size: 158 x 240 mm | Territorial Rights: World

Price: 3500.00

A complete guide to the mammals of South Asia, lavishly illustrated with colour plates and photos. The species accounts cover all aspects of field identification, including in-depth sections on distribution, behaviour, status and population. Anyone interested in the wildlife of the subcontinent will find this book an invaluable aid to identifying and understanding the region’s diverse mammalian fauna.
Volume 1 covers insectivores, bats, primates, canids and felids, while Volume 2 focuses on marine mammals, elephant, rhinoceros, bovids, cervids, and rodents.

Over 75 authors have contributed on areas of specialised research. Many of the species, like the Arunachal macaque, are covered in such detail for the first time in a popular publication.

AJT Johnsingh grew up close to the forests of the Western Ghats, and spent a lot of his youth in these forests. Following his pioneering doctoral work on Asiatic wild dogs in Bandipur National Park, he went on to become one of the leading wildlife biologists in India. After over two decades of teaching post-graduate students and forest officers, he retired from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. He now assists the Worldwide Fund for Nature–India and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. He has many scientific publications to his credit, and has written innumerable articles in books, newspapers and magazines. His experiences in the wild have been put together in two books, On Jim Corbett’s Trail and Other Tales from Tree-Tops and Field Days: A Naturalist’s Journey Through South and Southeast Asia.

Nima Manjrekar is a wildlife biologist, trained at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. She spent several years in the Himalaya, studying first black bears and then ibex. She has co-authored two children’s books on wildlife habitats, Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah and Walk the Grasslands with Takuri. She has also written guides to wildlife areas in Karnataka for the Karnataka Forest Department. She is now involved in wildlife film-making, and was part of the team that made the award-winning documentaries on wild dogs by Krupakar Senani Features, Wild Dog Diaries for National Geographic Channels International and The Pack for Discovery Communications / Animal Planet.

Order Insectivora
1. Insectivores
  Xuelong Jiang and Robert Hoffman
Order Scandentia
2. Treeshrews
  Meera Anna Oomen
Order Chiroptera
3. Bats
  PJJ Bates
Order Primates
    Family Lorisidae
4. Slender loris
  Loris tardigradus / Kaberi Kar Gupta
5. Slow loris
  Nycticebus bengalensis / Arun Srivastava
    Family Cercopithecidae
6. Lion-tailed macaque
  Macaca silenus / Ajith Kumar
7. Rhesus macaque
  Macaca mulatta / Arun Srivastava
8. Bonnet macaque
  Macaca radiata / Anindya Sinha
9. Toque macaque
  Macaca sinica / Wolfgang Dittus
10. Assamese macaque
  Macaca assamensis / Matthew A Cooper, Arun Srivastava and Prabal Sarkar
11. Arunachal macaque
  Macaca munzala / Anindya Sinha, Debapriyo Chakraborty, Aparajita Datta, Nabam Gama, R Suresh Kumar, MD Madhusudan, Uttara Mendiratta, Uma Ramakrishnan and Charudutt Mishra
12. Grey langur
  Semnopithecus entellus / G Agoramoorthy
13. Nilgiri langur
  Semnopithecus johnii / HS Sushma, SF Wesley Sunderraj and AJT Johnsingh
14. Golden langur
  Trachypithecus geei / Atul Gupta, Arun Srivastava and Sonali Ghosh
15. Phayre’s langur
  Trachypithecus phayrei / AK Gupta
16. Capped langur
  Trachypithecus pileatus / Anwaruddin Choudhury
17. Purple-faced langur
  Trachypithecus vetulus / R Rudran
    Family Hylobatidae
18. Hoolock gibbon
  Hoolock hoolock andHoolock leuconedys / Kashmira Kakati, JRB Alfred and JP Sati
Order Carnivora
    Family Canidae
19. Indian fox
  Vulpes bengalensis2 / Yadvendradev V Jhala and AJT Johnsingh
20. Golden jackal
  Canis aureus / Yadvendradev V Jhala and Patricia D Moehlman
21. Indian wolf
  Canis lupus pallipes / Yadvendradev V Jhala
22. Asiatic wild dog
  Cuon alpinus / AJT Johnsingh and Bhaskar Acharya
    Family Ursidae
23. Asiatic black bear
  Ursus thibetanus / Nima Manjrekar and AJT Johnsingh
24. Himalayan brown bear
  Ursus arctos isabellinus / TJ Roberts
25. Sloth bear
  Melursus ursinus / K Yoganand, Clifford G Rice and AJT Johnsingh
    Family Procyonidae
26. Red panda
  Ailurus fulgens / Pralad Yonzon
    Families Mustelidae, Viverridae, Herpestidae
27. Herpestids, Viverrids and Mustelids
  Divya Mudappa
28. Otters
  Syed Ainul Hussain
    Family Hyaenidae
29. Striped hyena
  Hyaena hyaena / Yadvendradev V Jhala
    Family Felidae
30. Small cats
  Shomita Mukherjee
31. Snow leopard
  Uncia uncia / Rodney M Jackson and Raghunandan S Chundawat
32. Leopard
  Panthera pardus / K Ullas Karanth
33. Asiatic lion
  Panthera leo persica / AJT Johnsingh
34. Tiger
  Panthera tigris / K Ullas Karanth
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