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Title Handbook of the mammals of the world. Volume 5, Monotremes and marsupials / chief editors: Don E. Wilson and Russell A. Mittermeier ; associate editors: Albert Martínez-Vilalta, David Leslie Jr, David Christie ; artwork editor and color plates illustrator: Toni Llobet ; photographic editors: Josep del Hoyo, José Luis Copete, Albert Martínez-Vilalta ; authors Ken Aplin [and nineteen others]
Published Barcelona, Spain : Lynx Edicions, [2015]


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 MELB  599 Wil/Hot  5  DUE 26-07-24
Description 799 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
Contents Introduction / D.E. Wilson -- Recently extinct Australian marsupials and monotremes / K.M. Helgen & E.G. Veatch -- Order Monotremata. Family Tachyglossidae (echidnas) / S.C. Nicol ; Family Ornithorhynchidae (platypus) / T.R. Grant -- Order Didelphimorphia. Family Didelphidae (opossums) / D. Astia -- Order Paucituberculata. Family Caenolestidae (shrew-opossums) / B.D. Patterson -- Order Microbiotheria. Family Microbiotheriidae (monito del monte) / R.E. Palma & A. Valladares-Gomez -- Order Notoryctemorphia. Family Notoryctidae (marsupial moles) / K.P. Aplin -- Order Dasuromorphia. Family Myrmecobiidae (numbat) / J.A. Friend ; Family Dasyuridae (carnivorous marsupials) / A.M. Baker -- Order Peramelemorphia. Family Thylacomyidae (greater bilby) / R.I. Southgate ; Family Peramelidae (bandicoots and echymiperas) / C.R. Dickman -- Order Diprotodontia. Family Phascolarctidae (koala) / S.M. Jackson ; Family Vombatidae (wombats) / R.T. Wells ; Family Burramyidae (pygmy possums) / S.M. Jackson ; Family Phalangeridae (cuscuses, brush-tailed possums and scaly-tailed possum) / K.M. Helgen & S.M. Jackson ; Family Pseudocheiridae (ring-tailed possums and greater gliders) / S.M. Jackson ; Family Petauridae (striped possums, Leadbetter's possum and lesser gliders) / S.M. Jackson ; Family Tarsipedidae (honey possum) / R.D. Wooller ; Family Acrobatidae (feather-tailed gliders and feather-tailed possum) / K.P. Aplin ; Family Hypsiprymnodontidae (musky rat kangaroo) / A.J. Dennis ; Family Potoroidae (bettongs and potoroos) / M.D.B. Eldridge & G.J. Frankham -- Family Macropodidae (kangaroos and wallabies) / M.D.B. Eldridge & G.M. Couson
Analysis Australian
Notes "Published ... in association with Conservation International and IUCN"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 742-784) and index
Subject Mammals -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Marsupials -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Mammalia (class)
Genre/Form encyclopedias.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Author Wilson, Don E., editor
Mittermeier, Russell A., editor
Martínez-Vilalta, Albert, editor
Leslie, D. M., editor
Christie, David A., editor
Llobet, Toni, editor, illustrator
Hoyo, Josep del., editor
Copete, José Luis, editor
Aplin, K. P. (Kenneth Peter), 1958- author
ISBN 9788496553996
Other Titles Mammals of the world : monotremes and marsupials
Monotremes and marsupials