By David Macdonald, Andrew Loveridge
The editors make the most of their 50 years of mixed event in expert engagement with the behaviour and ecology of untamed felids to attract jointly a distinct community of the world's most dear and a professional specialists. For the 1st time, this inter-disciplinary learn programme is introduced jointly inside a unmarried quantity.
Beginning with a whole account of all 36 felid species, there stick with eight complete assessment chapters that span all of the issues such a lot appropriate to felid conservation technological know-how, together with evolution and systematics, felid shape and serve as, genetic purposes, behavioural ecology, administration of species that come into clash with humans and regulate of foreign exchange in felid species, conservation tools/techniques, ex situ administration, and felid illnesses. 19 specific case reviews then delve deeply into syntheses of some of the best species investigations world wide, written via all of the major figures within the box. those chapters painting the original attributes of the wild felids, describe their attention-grabbing (and conflicting) courting with people, and create an extraordinary platform for destiny examine and conservation measures. a last bankruptcy analyses the necessities of, and inter-disciplinary ways to, useful conservation with state-of-the-art examples of conservation technology and motion that pass a long way past the cat family.
Read Online or Download Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids PDF
Best mammals books
Книга содержит современные сведения для каждого вида млекопитающих южноафриканского региона, характеризуя распространение, охранный статус, местообитания, издаваемые звуки, питание, биологию размножения и социальные системы. Каждое видовое описание включает полноцветную фотографию животного в естественной среде и карту распространения.
Contemporary years have noticeable a burst of reviews at the mouse eye and visible procedure, fueled largely through the fairly contemporary skill to provide mice with accurately outlined alterations in gene series. Mouse types have contributed to quite a lot of clinical breakthroughs for a few ocular and neurological illnesses and feature allowed researchers to deal with primary concerns that have been tricky to strategy with different experimental versions.
Content material: Manganese bioavailability assessment / Constance Kies -- Manganese uptake and retention : experimental animal and human reports / Bo Lönnerdal, Carl L. prepared, J. G. Bell, and B. Sandström -- nutritional manganese toxicity and deficiency : results on mobile manganese metabolism / Carl L. prepared, Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, and Bo Lönnerdal -- Manganese homeostasis within the chick / L.
This primary quantity within the sequence on "Comparative mind learn in Mammals" offers with the brains of Insectivora. the significance of Insectivora lies specifically within the incontrovertible fact that, (1) insectivore-like ancestors are considered as the preliminary crew for the evolution of upper mammals, and (2) the insectivore brains retained many conservative characteristics, although the animals have tailored to assorted dwelling environments.
- Ringtailed Lemur Biology: Lemur Catta in Madagascar (Developments in Primatology)
- The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests
- Hominid culture in primate perspective
- Seals (Endangered!)
- Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals (2nd Edition)
Extra info for Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids
Tiger Panthera tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) The tiger is the largest felid (much larger in India and Russia than in south-east Asia; Kitchener 1999) and the only striped cat. Genetic analysis supports ﬁve classically described subspecies—P. t. altaica in the Russian Far East; P. t. amoyensis in South China (now possibly extinct in the wild; IUCN 2008); P. t. corbetti in south-east Asia; P. t. sumatrae on the Indonesian island of Sumatra; and P. t. tigris on the Indian subcontinent—as well as a new subspecies, P.
This species’ doppelga¨nger is the African golden cat, which it resembles in size, appearance, and name. However, genetic analysis has determined that they are not closely related ( Johnson et al. , in prep). The Asiatic golden cat has a similar distribution to the congeneric marbled cat (Map 10). However, it has a larger range in China, like the clouded leopard, and it does not occur on the island of Borneo (Nowell and Jackson 1996; Sunquist and Sunquist 2002). The Asiatic golden cat is primarily found in forest, habitats, ranging from tropical and subtropical evergreen to mixed and dry deciduous forest (Nowell and Jackson 1996), and occasionally in shrub and grasslands (Choudhury 2007).
Like cheetahs, caracals were captured and trained to hunt by Indian royalty for small game and birds (Divyabhanusinh 1995). Stuart (1982) recorded that between 1931 and 1952 an average of 2219 caracals per year were killed in control operations in the Karoo, South Africa. Similarly, Namibian farmers responding to a government questionnaire reported killing up to 2800 caracals in 1981 (Nowell and Jackson 1996; Stuart and Stuart, in press). Predation on small stock and introduced springbok was seasonal when alternative wild prey was scarce (Avenant and Nel 2002).