Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Vol 6 (Lagomorphs and Rodents I)


Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Vol 6 (Lagomorphs and Rodents I) Editors: Don E Wilson, Russell A Mittermeier, Thomas E. Lacher Jr Illustrator: Toni Llobet Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Lynx Edicions View more from this series: Handbook of the Mammals of the World Pages: 987 Illustrations and other contents: 60 plates with colour illustrations; 737 colour photographs, 850 colour distribution maps ISBN: 9788494189234 Categories: ,

Rats and mice and their relatives in the order Rodentia make up almost half of the species of mammals. Because of this, the publisher polled their readers and the overwhelming positive response was to produce two volumes treating Rodents.

Volume 6 includes all of the families of rodents other than Cricetidae and Muridae, plus the order Lagomorpha, which includes rabbits and pikas. This radiation includes some 35 families, which have spread around the globe, occupying every continent except Antarctica, and countless islands in all major oceans. As usual, the text includes up-to-date information on every species, and each species is illustrated. Each family account includes color photographs documenting a variety of behaviors of these diverse and interesting mammals.

Handbook of the Mammals of the World Volume 6 also includes a Special Chapter: An overview of rodents, including chapters on morphology, taxonomy, and evolutionary history; why rodents are studied; and tools for studying them.


2 families, 11 genera, 92 species


Suborder Castorimorpha: 3 families, 13 genera, 109 species
Suborder Anomaluromorpha: 2 families, 4 genera, 9 species
Suborder Hystricomorpha: 17 families, 70 genera, 291 species
Suborder Sciuromorpha: 3 families, 70 genera, 322 species

Weight5 kg




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