This comprehensive volume covers all mammals that occur naturally on the African mainland south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers, and also in the subregion's coastal waters. Extensively revised and updated for the new edition, it now includes the latest data from from mammal research in southern Africa along with the radical taxonomic changes across all levels of mammalian classification. Containing contributions from specialists on each mammalian order, each species description has been reviewed by a range of independent and internationally recognised authorities. Along with the latest taxonomic information, the distribution maps and illustrations have been updated and redrawn, several new colour plates have been added, and the whole design has been enhanced to aid access to key information. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of southern-African mammals and forms an essential reference for zoologists, evolutionary biologists and anyone wanting an overview of the region's wildlife.
- This extensively revised third edition encompasses all mammals that occur naturally on the African mainland south of the Cunene and Zambezi rivers, together with mammals indigenous to the subregion's coastal waters
- Radical taxonomic changes across all levels of mammalian classification have necessitated this new edition which presents the best and latest data accurately in one comprehensive volume
- All distribution maps have been redrawn, many of the spoor illustrations have been updated and redrawn and several new colour plates have been added