Mittwoch, 06 Februar 2019 17:42

D'HUART, J.-P. (1991)

Monographie des Riesenwaldschweins (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni).

BONGO 18: 103-118. (Frädrich-Jubiläumsband)

mit 6 Fotos und einer Verbreitungskarte


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Donnerstag, 31 Januar 2019 14:28

MAYER, J. J. & WETZEL, R. M. (1986)

Catagonus wagneri.

Mammalian Species 259: 1-5. 3 Abb.

Veröffentlicht am 16.06.1986 durch die American Society of Mammalogists.


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Montag, 28 Januar 2019 14:57

MEIJAARD; E. & GROVES, C. P. (2004)

A taxonomic revision of the Tragulus mouse-deer (Artiodactyla).

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 140: 63–102. 23 Abbildungen


The taxonomy of South-East Asian mouse-deer (Tragulus) is complex, and after some 120 years of considerable taxonomic revisions of the genus a clear key is still lacking for the determination of species and subspecies. Through craniometrical analysis of 338 skulls of Tragulus and some study of coat coloration patterns we have come to a better understanding of mouse-deer taxonomy. Our results show that there are three species groups: the T. javanicus-group, the T. napu-group, and T. versicolor.

Within the T. javanicus-group we recognize three species: T. javanicus (from Java), T. williamsoni (from northern Thailand and possibly southern China), and T. kanchil (from the rest of the range), and within these species we provisionally recognize 16 subspecies. Within the T. napu-group we recognize two species: T. nigricans (from  Balabac), and T. napu (from the rest of the  range); within these species we provisionally recognize eight subspecies. T. versicolor from Nhatrang, south-east Vietnam, is distinct from the two previous groups; it is, however, unclear whether this  species is still extant.



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Mittwoch, 12 Dezember 2018 23:42


Der Fischotter - Ein heimlicher Jäger kehrt zurück.

1. Auflage 2018
256 Seiten, rund 145 Abbildungen, 20 Karten, 10 Grafiken

Haupt Verlag, Bern. ISBN: 978-3-258-08084-0


Der Fischotter hat ein bewegtes Jahrhundert hinter sich. Anfänglich wurde er rigoros verfolgt. Als er vielerorts ausgestorben war, wurde der Fischotter zum Symboltier für die bedrohte Natur. Doch kaum geht es ihm wieder besser, macht er sich in manchen Kreisen erneut als Fischräuber unbeliebt. Die Tierart scheint niemanden kaltzulassen. Doch was wissen wir eigentlich über den Fischotter? Mit seinem vornehmlich nachtaktiven und heimlichen Leben entzieht er sich weitgehend der Beobachtung.

Dieses Buch stellt die Geschichte, Biologie und Ökologie des Fischotters vor. Es beschreibt seine Lebensweise, zeichnet die Geschichte seiner Ausrottung und Rückkehr nach und diskutiert die Herausforderungen, die das Zusammenleben mit dem anpassungsfähigen Wassermarder in unserer Gewässerlandschaft mit sich bringt.

Gehe zu Fischotter (Lutra lutra)



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Donnerstag, 15 November 2018 09:25

DE LA ROSA, C. & NOCKE, C. C. (2000)

A Guide to the Carnivores of Central America Natural History, Ecology, and Conservation.

262 Seiten, 117 Strichzeichnungen, 25 Verbreitungskarteb, 2 Tabellen.
University of Texas Press. ISBN: 978-0-292-71605-6


Carnivores such as pumas, jaguars, and ocelots have roamed the neotropical forests of Central America for millennia. Enshrined in the myths of the ancient Maya, they still inspire awe in the region's current inhabitants, as well as in the ecotourists and researchers who come to experience Central America's diverse and increasingly endangered natural environment.

This book is one of the first field guides dedicated to the carnivores of Central America. It describes the four indigenous families -- wild cats, raccoons and their relatives, skunks and their relatives, and wild canids -- and their individual species that live in the region. The authors introduce each species by recounting a first-person encounter with it, followed by concise explanations of its taxonomy, scientific name, English and Spanish common names, habitat, natural history, and conservation status. Range maps show the animal's past and current distribution, while Claudia Nocke's black-and-white drawings portray it visually.

The concluding chapter looks to the carnivores' future, including threats posed by habitat destruction and other human activities, and describes some current conservation programs. Designed for citizens of and visitors to Central America, as well as specialists, this book offers an excellent introduction to a group of fascinating, threatened, and still imperfectly understood animals.

The authors have studied Central American carnivores for many years. Carlos L. de la Rosa is Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies' Riverwoods Field Laboratory in south Florida, where Claudia C. Nocke is currently working on a Ph.D.


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Donnerstag, 18 Oktober 2018 09:30

ERLICH DE YOFFE, A. et al., ed. (1984)

Los zorros.

Fauna Argentina 52.

Brosch., 32 Seiten mit Farbfotos, Strichzeichnungen und Verbreitungskarten.
Centro Editor de América Latina, Buenos Aires.



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Samstag, 29 September 2018 21:59


Der Waschbär - Lebensweise und Ausbreitung.

124 Seiten, 6 Tabellen, s/w-Bildtafeln, 29 Strichzeichnungen, umfangreiche Bibliographie.
Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz. ISBN-10: 3873410370; ISBN-13: 978-3873410374.


Entdeckung und Namensgebung - Beschreibung  Die Lebensweise und Ausbreitung hier kritisch betrachtet - die Populationsdynamik - Wohngebiete - natürliche Feinde - Krankheiten - und die unaufhaltsame Verbreitung - nicht nur in Europa -


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Sonntag, 15 Juli 2018 16:25

CORBET, G. B.& Hill, J. E. (1992).

The Mammals of the Indomalayan Region: A Systematic Review.

viii + 488 Seiten, 45 Abbidlungen von Schädeln und Gebisse, weitere s/w Illustrationen von Tieren, 177 Verbreitungskarten, 272 Tabellen.

Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0-19-854693-9.

Auszug aus Buchbesprechung im Journal of Mammalogy 75 (3): 799–803.

For over a century, the Indomalayan region has been recognized as one of the world's major zoogeographical regions. Comprising southeastern Asia from Pakistan and southern China to Indonesia and the Philippines, the area is home to over 1,000 mammalian species -- more than a fifth of the world's total population. But until now, this region's rich fauna of mammals has never been documented in one major, easily accessible reference work. This volume, written by two leading authorities, fills that gap by providing a comprehensive guide to mammal identification in the form of tabulations of the features of all families, genera, and species; illustrations of key physical characteristics; maps and documentation of the geographical ranges for all living species in the region; and revised classification based on a critical assessment of the most up-to-date research, including biochemical taxonomy. A complete listing of the scientific nomenclature of the region's mammals (with over 8,000 names) and a complete bibliography (which includes references to approximately 3,000 data sources) round out this indispensable reference. This exhaustive volume will be welcomed by academic and field researchers in zoogeography, tropical forestry, agriculture and environmental medicine, as well as by professionals working in museums, zoos, and conservation organizations.



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Phoca sibirica.

Mammalian Species No. 188: 1-6. 4 Abbildungen.

Veröffentlicht am 23. November 1982 durch die American Society of Mammalogists.





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