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Keys for Identifying Mexican Mammals

Sergio Ticul Álvarez-Castañeda, Ticul Álvarez, and Noé González-Ruiz

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Fully updated and revised, this is the bestselling comprehensive bilingual identification guide to Mexico’s diverse mammalian fauna.

A remarkable achievement that took over 30 years to construct, Keys for Identifying Mexican Mammals is the only complete identification guide to Mexico’s mammalian fauna. Fully updated and revised, this bestselling book follows a bilingual arrangement, with identical information presented in Spanish and English on facing pages. The dichotomous presentation is both easy to follow and flawlessly compiled, including updated and expanded material that surpasses any…

Fully updated and revised, this is the bestselling comprehensive bilingual identification guide to Mexico’s diverse mammalian fauna.

A remarkable achievement that took over 30 years to construct, Keys for Identifying Mexican Mammals is the only complete identification guide to Mexico’s mammalian fauna. Fully updated and revised, this bestselling book follows a bilingual arrangement, with identical information presented in Spanish and English on facing pages. The dichotomous presentation is both easy to follow and flawlessly compiled, including updated and expanded material that surpasses any previously available resource. Hundreds of diagnostic images are dispersed throughout the book, many showing minute details that differentiate one species from another, and introductory materials carefully explain the use of diagnostic features. The heart of the book, though, is the keys themselves, which cover every taxa—from artiodactyls and carnivores to primates and rodents—while allowing confident identification at the species level for both field and museum use.

The book closes with appendices that cover preparation of specimens, a glossary, and a bibliography. Anyone with an interest in the mammalian fauna of Mexico, or mammals in general, will find this one-of-a-kind book an indispensable reference to Mexico’s rich diversity of wildlife.

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The dichotomous presentation is both easy to follow and flawlessly compiled, including updated and expanded material that surpasses any previously available resource... Anyone with an interest in the mammalian fauna of Mexico, or mammals in general, will find this one-of-a-kind book an indispensable reference to Mexico’s rich diversity of wildlife.

This book is recommended for a broad audience including mammalogists, ecologists, conservationists, and anyone with interest in the mammals of Mexico, because it is an important and useful contribution for the study, appreciation, and conservation of Neotropical mammals.

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Book Details

Publication Date
Status
Available
Trim Size
6.125
x
9.25
Pages
528
ISBN
9781421422107
Illustration Description
233 halftones, 4 line drawings
Table of Contents

Prólogo/Foreword
Introducción/Introduction
Necesidad de guías de identifi cación/ The need for identification guides
Como usar esta guia/How to use the guide
Distribución/Distribution
Protección/Protection

Prólogo/Foreword
Introducción/Introduction
Necesidad de guías de identifi cación/ The need for identification guides
Como usar esta guia/How to use the guide
Distribución/Distribution
Protección/Protection
Agradecimientos/Acknowledgments
Características de los mamíferos/Mammal characteristics
Características externas/External characteristics
Características internas/Internal characteristics
Características óseas/Bone characteristics
Listado de especies/Species list
Claves de ordenes/Key orders
Orden/ order Artiodactyla
Familia/Family Antilocapridae
Familia/Family Bovidae
Familia/Family Cervidae
Familia/Family Tayassuidae
Orden/Order Carnivora
Familia/Family Canidae
Familia/Family Felidae
Familia/Family Mephitidae
Familia/Family Mustelidae
Familia/Family Otariidae
Familia/Family Phocidae
Familia/Family Procyonidae
Familia/Family Ursidae
Orden/Order Chiroptera
Familia/Family Emballonuridae
Familia/Family Molossidae
Familia/Family Mormoopidae
Familia/Family Natalidae
Familia/Family Noctilionidae
Familia/Family Phyllostomidae
Familia/Family Thyroptera
Familia/Family Vespertilionidae
Orden/Order Cingulata
Familia/Family Dasypodidae
Orden/Order Didelphimorphia
Familia/Family Didelphidae
Orden/Order Lagomorpha
Familia/Family Leporidae
Orden/Order Perissodactyla
Familia/Family Tapiridae
Orden/Order Pilosa
Familia/Family Cyclopedidae
Familia/Family Myrmecophagidae
Orden/Order Primates
Familia/Family Atelidae
Orden/Order Rodentia
Familia/Family Agoutidae
Familia/Family Castoridae
Familia/Family Cricetidae
Familia/Family Cuniculidae
Familia/Family Erethizontidae
Familia/Family Geomyinae
Familia/Family Heteromyidae
Familia/Family Muridae
Familia/Family Sciuridae
Orden/Order Sirenia
Familia/Family Trichechidae
Orden/Order Soricomorpha
Familia/Family Soricidae
Familia/Family Talpidae
Anexo I medidas/ Appendix I measurements
Medidas somáticas/ Somatic measurements
Medidas craneales/ Cranial measurements
Medidas axiales/ Axial measurements
Anexo II colecta de mamíferos/ Appendix II mammal collection
Mamíferos pequeños/Small mammals
Mamíferos medianos/Medium mammals
Mamíferos grandes/Large mammals
Murciélagos/Bats
Preservación y conservación/ Preservation and conservation
Anexo III técnica para la preparación/ Appendix III preparation technique
Secado de los ejemplares/ Drying the samples
Método para limpiar los cráneos/ Method for cleaning craniums
Variación a la técnica de preparación/ Variation of the preparation technique
Pieles de mamíferos que serán curtidas/ Mammal skins to be tanned
Preparación de los cráneos/Cranium preparation
Preparación de esqueletos/Skeleton preparation
Glosario/Glossary
Literatura citada/Bibliography
Índice/Index

Author Bios
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Sergio Ticul Álvarez-Castañeda

Sergio Ticul Álvarez-Castañeda is a senior researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, where he is the curator of the Mammals Collection. He is the coauthor of Mamíferos del Noroeste Mexicano.
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Ticul Álvarez

Ticul Álvarez (1935–2001) was a senior professor at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional and the curator of the Mammals Collection of the Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas. He was the coauthor of Diccionario de Anatomía Comparada de Vertebrados.
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Noé González-Ruiz

Noé González-Ruíz is a senior professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he is the associate curator of the Mammals Collection.