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PrefacePart 11. The Study of Mammals2. History of Mammalogy3. Methods for Studying Mammals4. Phylogeny and Diversification of Mammals5. Evolution and Dental Characteristics6. BiogeographyPart 27. Integument, Support, and Movement8. Modes of Feeding9. Control Systems and Biological Rhythms10. Environmental Adaptations11. ReproductionPart 312. Monotremes and Marsupials13. Tenrecoidea, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, Dermoptera, Solenodonta, Soricomorpha, and Erinaceomorpha14. Chiroptera15. Primates16. Pilosa and Cingulata (Xenarthrans), Pholidota, and Tubulidentata17. Carnivora18. Rodentia and Lagomorpha19. Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia20. Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla21. CetaceaPart 422. Communication, Aggression, and Spatial Relations23. Sexual Selection, Parental Care, and Mating Systems24. Social Behavior25. Dispersal, Habitat Selection, and Migration26. Populations and Life History27. Community EcologyPart 528. Parasites and Diseases29. Domestication and Domesticated Mammals30. ConservationGlossaryReferencesCreditsIndex

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A completely revised and updated edition of the leading mammalogy textbook.

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George A. Feldhamer is professor emeritus of zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the coeditor of Wild Mammals of North America: Biology, Management, and Conservation and the coauthor of Mammals of the National Parks. Lee C. Drickamer is Regents' Professor Emeritus in biology at Northern Arizona University and the coauthor of Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution. Stephen H. Vessey is professor emeritus of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University. He is the coauthor of Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution. Joseph F. Merritt is a senior mammalogist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the editor of the Journal of Mammalogy. He is the author of Biology of Small Mammals and the coauthor of Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: A Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern. Carey Krajewski is a professor and chair of zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the associate editor of the Journal of Mammalian Evolution and Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.


Anyone teaching or studying mammalogy will be interested in this excellent textbook. -- Dan R. Kunkle Wildlife Activist

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