The first portable illustrated checklist to describe and illustrate every mammals species found in China, including Taiwan, Hainan and the South China Sea Islands. This guide covers China, a region with a great habitat diversity which is especially rich in mammalian life and attracts numerous wildlife watchers. Although not a traditional Field Guide, this book will equip both residents and visitors to the region with an easy-to-use resource that will allow them to quickly learn about the 663 species of mammals known to occur in the area.
This book is part of the Lynx Illustrated Checklists collection created from the vast wealth of data, illustrations and maps compiled for the Handbook of the Mammals of the Word series, that has been distilled into useful and portable books for your visit to a specific destination.
Highlighted features: Short descriptive texts, Indications of the main habitats used, Distribution maps that include the latest published data, At least one illustration per species, complemented in some cases by others showing differences between sexes, subspecies, or various color morphs. Texts for each species include common and scientific names; conservation status according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the most relevant details about habitats occupied, and brief descriptive notes. An easy to use format that is very handy for the field, enabling users to see at a glance which species are present in the region, with pointers that will help toward their identification.