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Author Martin, Roger (Roger William), 1946-

Title Tree-kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea / Roger Martin ; illustrated by Sue Simpson
Published Collingwood, VIC : CSIRO Pub., [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 158 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Australian natural history series
Australian natural history series.
Contents Preface; Contents; 1 A tree-climbing kangaroo?; 2 Tree-kangaroo taxonomy; 3 Adaptations for an arboreal life; 4 The rainforest canopy: A bountiful world; 5 Evolutionary history; 6 The rainforest canopy: A dangerous world; 7 Parasites, pathogens and other irritations; 8 Population density and spatial requirements; 9 Sex and reproduction; 10 Conservation; Appendix: Basic information for each species; References; Index
Summary To many people, the suggestion that a kangaroo could live up a tree is fantasy. Yet, in the rainforests of Far North Queensland and New Guinea, there are extraordinary kangaroos that do just that. Many aspects of these marsupials' anatomy and biology suggest a terrestrial kangaroo ancestor. Yet no one has, so far, come forward with a convincing explanation of how, why and when mammals that was so superbly adapted for life on the ground should end up back in the trees
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-155) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tree kangaroos.
Form Electronic book
Author Simpson, Sue.
CSIRO Publishing.
ISBN 0643093125 (electronic bk.)
9780643093126 (electronic bk.)