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Complete Title: 
Handbook of the mammals of the world : vol. 5 : monotremes and marsupials
IUCN Publication

Platypus, opossums, kangaroos, koalas...Monotremes and marsupials include a host of animals that have intrigued mammal fanciers for centuries. Monotremes are a very distinctive ancient group of mammals with only a handful of extant species in Australia and New Guinea and marsupials, with roots in South America, likely reached Australia via Antarctica some 50 million years ago. With relatives remaining in America, Marsupials have adapted to an amazing diversity of lifestyles and habitats. This volume of Mammals of the World provides complete coverage of these two important groups of mammals. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs showing different behaviors of all of them, the text contains the latest up-to-date information on all families of Monotremes and Marsupials, both Australasian and American.


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Barcelona, ES : Lynx Edicions, 2015
Physical Description: 
800p. : ill., maps
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Includes bibliographic references. Volume 5 of an eight part series. Features distribution maps, colour plates and photographs.

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Record created: 2015/07/20
Record updated: 2020/04/10