China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species.A Guide to the Mammals of Chinais the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical characteristics, geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation status of every species. An up-to-date distribution map accompanies each species account, and color plates illustrate a majority of species. Written by a team of leading specialists, including Professor Wang Sung who provides a history of Chinese mammalogy,A Guide to the Mammals of Chinais the ideal reference for researchers and a delight for anyone interested in China's rich mammal fauna.
The definitive, comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all of China's 556 mammal speciesHigh-quality color plates accompany the detailed textEach species account comes with a distribution mapOrganized taxonomically for easy referenceIncludes an extensive bibliography