The penultimate volume of the Handbook of Mammals of the World covers all of the remaining orders (Cingulata, Pilosa, Afrosoricida, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, Dermaptera, and Eulipotyphla), other than bats (Chiroptera). From armadillos, sloths, and anteaters to shrews and moles, Volume 8 includes a wide variety of interesting small or medium-sized mammals from around the world. Most of them have different kinds of invertebrate and insectivorous diets, except sloths and colugos, which are arboreal herbivores and folivores.
This volume also includes a Special Chapter: Conservation Priorities and Actions for the Orders Cingulata, Pilosa, Afrosoricida, Macroscelidea, Eulipotyphla, Dermoptera, and Scandentia by Rosalind Kennerley, Thomas Lacher, Jr, Victor Mason, Shelby McCay, Nicolette Roach, P. J. Stephenson, Mariella Superina & Richard Young.
Coverage of the following families: Dasypodidae (Long-nosed Armadillos), Chlamyphoridae (Chlamyphorid Armadillos), Myrmecophagidae (Anteaters), Cyclopedidae (Silky Anteaters), Megalonychidae (Two-toed Sloths), Bradypodidae (Three-toed Sloths), Tenrecidae (Tenrecs), Potamogalidae (Otter-shrews), Chrysochloridae (Golden Moles), Macroscelididae (Sengis), Ptilocercidae (Pen-tailed Treeshrew), Tupaiidae (Treeshrews), Cynocephalidae (Colugos), Erinaceidae (Hedgehogs, Moonrats and Gymnures), Soricidae (Shrews), Talpidae (Moles, Desmans, Star-nosed Moles and Shrew Moles), and Solenodontidae (Solenodons).
Following in the footsteps of the highly lauded Handbook of the Birds of the World series, the Handbook of the Mammals of the World is expected to be an extraordinary and unique project. To be completed over several years in nine volumes, it will illustrate and describe in detail every mammalian species on the planet. We will continue to offer pre-publication discounts on future volumes. Contact us to inquire about the pre-order discount price.