Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa

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Ralph Curtis Books, 1998 - Nature - 319 pages
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Of the world's 4,000 to 4,500 living mammal species, approximately 25 per cent, or some 1,100, occur on the African continent. In Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, Chris and Tilde Stuart concentrate on the more visible and easily distinguished larger mammal species, as well as on some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. Over 400 full-colour photographs combine with concise but pertinent information on well over 200 mammal species, highlighting the diagnostic features of each mammal.
Full-colour distribution maps have been provided for the continent, and where relevant, typical spoor are featured as further guides to species identification. Symbols indicating habitat, activity period and endangered species provide essential information at a glance, and colour coding serves as a quick reference to the various mammal groups.

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Acknowledgements
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Family introductions
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Baboons and Monkeys Family Cercopithecidae
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