Lemurs of Madagascar, 3rd Edition
Pp. (18), 766; 359 color drawings, photographs and maps - all drawings and maps are from illustrations by Stephen J. Nash. Publisher's original color pictorial stiff wrappers, lg 8vo. This works provides detailed coverage of the most unusual and diverse primate fauna in the world - there are five families, 15 genera, and 101 distinct taxa, all of them endemic to the island of Madagascar. Madagascar is also considered one of the world's highest priority biodiversity hotspots. This volume is organized as a field guide - it discusses the origins, discovery, study and conservation of Madagascar's lemur fauna and profiles all 101 species and subspecies, all with color photos. This book also presents many new lemur species that have only recently discovered - when the first edition of this work was issued some 16 years ago, it recognized only 50 living species; that numbered as doubled with the publication of this third edition (from the rear wrapper blurb) This work is in the Conservation International Tropical Field Guide Series. No ownership marks and no signs of use.
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