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Author Nowak, Ronald M.

Title Walker's marsupials of the world / Ronald M. Nowak ; introduction by Christopher R. Dickman
Edition First edition
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005


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Description vi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Marsupials of the World: An Introduction -- Christopher R. Dickman -- Didelphimorphia: American Opossums -- Marmosidae: Pouchless Murine, or Mouse, Opossums -- Caluromyidae: Woolly Opossums -- Glironiidae: Bushy-tailed Opossum -- Didelphidae: Pouched Opossums -- Paucituberculata: Caenolestidae: "Shrew" Opossums -- Microbiotheria: Microbiotheriidae: Monito del Monte -- Dasyuromorphia: Australasian Carnivorous Marsupials -- Dasyuridae: Marsupial "Mice" and "Cats," and Tasmanian Devil -- Myrmecobiidae: Numbat, or Banded Anteater -- Thylacinidae: Thylacine, or Tasmanian Wolf or Tiger -- Peramelemorphia: Bandicoots -- Peramelidae: Dry-Country Bandicoots -- Peroryctidae: Rainforest Bandicoots -- Notoryctemorphia: Notoryctidae: Marsupial "Mole" -- Diprotodontia: Koala, Wombats, Possums, Wallabies, and Kangaroos -- Phascolarctidae: Koala -- Vombatidae: Wombats -- Phalangeridae: Possums and Cuscuses -- Potoroidae: "Rat"-Kangaroos -- Macropodidae: Wallabies and Kangaroos -- Burramyidae: Pygmy Possums -- Pseudocheiridae: Ring-tailed and Greater Gliding Possums -- Petauridae: Gliding and Striped Possums -- Tarsipedidae: Honey Possum -- Acrobatidae: Feather-tailed Possums -- World Distribution of Marsupials -- Appendix -- Literature Cited -- Index
Summary "Authoritative and engaging, this volume from the Walker's Mammals series focuses on marsupials, pouched animals whose unusual method of reproduction - between egg laying and placental birth - places them in a unique category among mammals." "A comprehensive guide to the biology and distribution of marsupials, this book includes common and scientific names, size and physical traits, habitat and ecology, behavior and social interactions, reproduction, life span, and conservation. The text is coupled with photographs from the collections of leading photographers and the world's greatest museums. An introduction by marsupial expert Christopher R. Dickman describes the evolution and current status of marsupials and reveals why they add so much intrigue to the natural world."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Portions of this book have been adapted from Walker's mammals of the world, 6th edition by Ronald M. Nowak, copyright 1999 by the Johns Hopkins University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
Notes Also available online (Table of contents)
Subject Marsupials.
Marsupials -- Classification.
Author Nowak, Ronald M. Walker's mammals of the world
LC no. 2004028272
ISBN 0801882222 hardcover alkaline paper
0801882117 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Marsupials of the world
Marsupials of the world