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Mammals of Madagascar

A Complete Guide

Nick Garbutt


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The mammals that inhabit Madagascar are among the most extraordinary in the world. This portable guide offers a full survey and classification of all the Malagasy mammals, both endemic and introduced, including many new species only recently identified. With vivid color photographs, line illustrations, and maps, Mammals of Madagascar: A Complete Guide is an essential volume for any tourist or biologist who visits the island—or wishes to. The guide provides descriptions of the physical and behavioral characteristics of each species as well as information about habitat and distribution. To further aid identification, the book lists top mammal-watching sites in the rainforests, deciduous forests, and spiny forest areas. Streamlined and completely updated, this book replaces Nick Garbutt’s classic earlier work, Mammals of Madagascar, and takes its place as the definitive guide to the mammals of the world’s fourth-largest island. Published in association with Christopher Helm/A & C Black Publishers Ltd.

Praise For Mammals of Madagascar: A Complete Guide

". . . Garbutt's new guide is a needed addition to the literature on Madagascar's fauna, as it provides abundant information, including superb photographs and species' distribution maps on the entire radiation of Madagascar's unique mammals."—Frank P Cuozzo, The Quarterly Review of Biology

Selected as a 2008 AAUP University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries

Yale University Press, 9780300125504, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2007

About the Author

Nick Garbutt is an award-winning wildlife photographer and author who has visited virtually all of the major wildlife locations in Madagascar during annual visits since 1991. He contributes to publications worldwide, including National Geographic, Africa Geographic, Outdoor Photography, and BBC Wildlife and has twice been the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.