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Handbook of Zoology/ Handbuch der Zoologie

A Natural History of the Phyla of the Animal Kingdom / Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches

Founded by Kükenthal, Willy

Ed. by Schmidt-Rhaesa, Andreas

Handbook of Zoology


Mammalian Evolution, Diversity and Systematics

Ed. by Zachos, Frank / Asher, Robert

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    • Up-to-date reviewing of the burgeoning field of mammalian phylogeny and systematics
    • Phylogenetic, historical, taxonomical, evolutionary and conservation biological aspects

    Aims and Scope

    There are around 5,500 mammal species, among them our own. Although this has triggered a long history of research, the recent 15 years have seen rapid progress in disentangling the interrelationships and evolutionary history of particularly the placental mammals (which account for more than 90% of all living species). The present volume combines up-to-date reviews on mammalian phylogenetics with palaeontological, taxonomic and evolutionary chapters and also summarises the historical development of our insights in mammalian relationships (and thus our own place in the Tree of Life). In the light of the present biodiversity crisis, with one in fourth mammal species threatened by extinction, the distribution and conservation of mammal diversity across the globe is also given attention. The present volume is the introductory tome to the new Mammalia series of the Handbook of Zoology and will be essential reading for mammalogists, zoologists and conservationists alike.

    We are providing ahead-of-print several chapters of the Handbook of Zoology for our online users. The newest content of the Mammalian Evolution, Diversity and Systematics can be accessed here:

    http://www.degruyter.com/view/Zoology/bp_027590-2_4 Taxonomy, Trees and Truth in Historical Mammalogy

    http://www.degruyter.com/view/Zoology/bp_027590-2_7 Mammalian Embryology and Organogenesis

    http://www.degruyter.com/view/Zoology/bp_027590-2_8 Mammal Extinction Risk and Conservation: Patterns, Threats and Management

    http://www.degruyter.com/view/Zoology/bp_027590-2_5 Species Concepts and Species Delimitation in Mammals


    Approx. xii, 300 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text
    Entomology; Morphology; Systematics; Zoology
    Natural history museums, University libraries, Zoological institutes, Associations, Entomological societies, Collectors

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    Frank E. Zachos, Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria; Robert Asher, Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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