It took several years to produce the entire series of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World. This comprehensive Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of the World forms an impressive finale to the series. This latest work updates the taxonomy of each currently recognized species of mammal, providing a complete checklist in a set of two volumes.
The new illustrated checklist incorporates all recently published revisions in new, brief species accounts for each species. In addition to the updated scientific name of each species, each account includes common names in English, French, German and Spanish, and the IUCN Red List Conservation Category. Taxonomic notes incorporate recent changes, and updated distributions are also included. If subspecies are recognized, they are updated along with their current distributions. Accompanying each species account is a scientific illustration in full color, adapted from the earlier volumes, along with a revised distribution map.
If you own the entire set of HMW, you will want to add this latest set of volumes to provide up-to-date coverage of all currently recognized species, including recently described forms. The Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of the World also works well as a complete, stand-alone summary of the current taxonomy and distribution of every currently recognized species of mammal.
– 27 orders, 167 families, 1,343 genera, 6,562 species (102 extinct and 18 domesticated).
– Features more than 7,250 illustrations, including 800 new ones of primates and more than 100 of other groups.
– Includes 6,442 distribution maps.