Handbook of the mammals of the world : vol. 3 : primates

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Handbook of the mammals of the world : vol. 3 : primates
IUCN Publication

Everybody knows that humans are members of the mammalian Order Primates, but ask somebody to name some of our cousins and they would at best come up with five or six of the most widely known. This volume counts more than 470 of them: 138 species of prosimians—the lemurs, lorises, pottos and tarsiers in Africa and Asia; 156 species of monkeys in the New World tropics; another 158 monkeys in the Old World tropics; and 25 apes, 19 of them gibbons along with six chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. This publication presents these species in all their remarkable variety of shapes, sizes, colors, habits and specializations.

Barcelona, ES : Lynx Edicions, 2013
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951p. : ill., maps
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Includes bibliographic references. Volume 3 of an eight part series. Features distribution maps, colour photos and colour illustrations.

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Record created: 2013/09/13
Record updated: 2020/04/10