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Part 1
1. The Study of Mammals
2. History of Mammalogy
3. Methods for Studying Mammals
4. Phylogeny and Diversification of Mammals
5. Evolution and Dental Characteristics
6. Biogeography
Part 2
7. Integument, Support, and Movement
8. Modes of Feeding
9. Control Systems and Biological Rhythms
10. Environmental Adaptations
11. Reproduction
Part 3
12. Monotremes and Marsupials
13. Tenrecoidea, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, Dermoptera, Solenodonta, Soricomorpha, and Erinaceomorpha
14. Chiroptera
15. Primates
16. Pilosa and Cingulata (Xenarthrans), Pholidota, and Tubulidentata
17. Carnivora
18. Rodentia and Lagomorpha
19. Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia
20. Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla
21. Cetacea
Part 4
22. Communication, Aggression, and Spatial Relations
23. Sexual Selection, Parental Care, and Mating Systems
24. Social Behavior
25. Dispersal, Habitat Selection, and Migration
26. Populations and Life History
27. Community Ecology
Part 5
28. Parasites and Diseases
29. Domestication and Domesticated Mammals
30. Conservation

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A completely revised and updated edition of the leading mammalogy textbook.

About the Author

George A. Feldhamer is professor emeritus of zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the coeditor of Wild Mammals of North America: Biology, Management, and Conservation and the coauthor of Mammals of the National Parks. Lee C. Drickamer is Regents' Professor Emeritus in biology at Northern Arizona University and the coauthor of Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution. Stephen H. Vessey is professor emeritus of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University. He is the coauthor of Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, Evolution. Joseph F. Merritt is a senior mammalogist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the editor of the Journal of Mammalogy. He is the author of Biology of Small Mammals and the coauthor of Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: A Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern. Carey Krajewski is a professor and chair of zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the associate editor of the Journal of Mammalian Evolution and Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.


Anyone teaching or studying mammalogy will be interested in this excellent textbook. -- Dan R. Kunkle Wildlife Activist

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