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South Asian Mammals

Their Diversity, Distribution, and Status

Authors: Srinivasulu, Chelmala, Srinivasulu, Bhargavi

  • Up‐to‐date information on mammalian diversity of South Asia Information on mammals of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistanand Sri Lanka in one volume
  • Incorporation of newly described species, species described as late as July 2011 is included   ​
  • The work includes the threat status of 131 endemic and 375 non-endemic species
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Until now, information on mammals in South Asia has never been brought together on a single platform providing all‐inclusive knowledge on the subject.  This book is the most up‐to‐date comprehensive resource on the mammalian diversity of South Asia. It offers information on the diversity, distribution and status of 504 species of terrestrial and aquatic mammals found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This work is unique being the first of its kind that deals with diversity and distribution at the subspecies level.   The book is divided in to three chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the subject and takes off from the recent works on mammals at the global level, provides an historical perspective on mammal studies in South Asia and concludes with a note on recent phylogenetic changes at supraordinal levels. Chapter 2 summarizes the information on the diversity of South Asian Mammals, provides analysis by country of mammalian diversity (supported by data in tabular form) dealing with species richness, endemism and possibly occurring species, separate analysis for each country with details on endemic and threatened species, extinct mammals, domestic mammals, and finally the IUCN status of mammals with special emphasis on threatened mammals. Chapter 3 is a comprehensive checklist that provides information on each species, including its scientific name, type details, standardized English name, synonyms, subspecies, distribution and comments on taxonomic status.  Country‐wise listings and analysis of species richness with emphasis on subspecies distribution Most of the analysis is supported by data in tabular forms for better understanding Notes on extinct and domesticated mammals as well as their IUCN Red List Status with criteria for such status A very comprehensive bibliography that would help readers track down specific literature   ​  

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Chelmala Srinivasulu and Bhargavi Srinivasulu (both, Osmania Univ., India) focus on extant and recently extinct mammals from this region. The volume is dominated by the nearly 300-page checklist of 506 species … . Each species entry includes the original reference, type locality, synonyms, subspecies, distribution, and comments. … Summing Up: Recommended. … Graduate students through professionals interested in South Asian mammals.” (E. J. Sargis, Choice, Vol. 50 (3), November, 2012)

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Srinivasulu, Chelmala (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • South Asian Mammals

    Srinivasulu, Chelmala (et al.)

    Pages 9-98

  • Checklist of South Asian Mammals

    Srinivasulu, Chelmala (et al.)

    Pages 99-394

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9324-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
South Asian Mammals
Book Subtitle
Their Diversity, Distribution, and Status
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3449-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3449-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3448-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9324-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 468
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