Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Volume 8

Insectivores, Sloths and Colugos

Illustrated by Toni Llobet
Published by Lynx Edicions

Published by Lynx Edicions in association with Conservation International and IUCN

Pre-publication Offer until July 16th, 2018


The penultimate volume of the Handbook of Mammals of the World covers all of the remaining orders (Cingulata, Pilosa, Afrosoricida, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, Dermoptera, and Eulipotyphla), other than bats (Chiroptera). From armadillos, sloths, and anteaters to shrews and moles, Volume 8 includes a wide variety of interesting small or medium-sized mammals from around the world. Most of them have different kinds of invertebrate and insectivorous diets, except sloths and colugos, which are arboreal herbivores and folivores.

This volume also includes a Special Chapter: Conservation Priorities and Actions for the Orders Cingulata, Pilosa, Afrosoricida, Macroscelidea, Eulipotyphla, Dermoptera, and Scandentia by Rosalind Kennerley, Thomas Lacher, Jr, Victor Mason, Shelby McCay, Nicolette Roach, P. J. Stephenson, Mariella Superina & Richard Young.

Contents and authors:

Family Dasypodidae (Long-nosed Armadillos) Colleen McDonough & James Loughry
Family Chlamyphoridae (Chlamyphorid Armadillos) Mariella Superina & Agustín Abba
Family Myrmecophagidae (Anteaters) Alessandra Bertassoni
Family Cyclopedidae (Silky Anteaters) Flávia Miranda
Family Megalonychidae (Two-toed Sloths) Nadia Moraes-Barros
Family Bradypodidae (Three-toed Sloths) Jonathan Pauli
Family Tenrecidae (Tenrecs) Paulina Jenkins
Family Potamogalidae (Otter-shrews) Ara Monadjem
Family Chrysochloridae (Golden Moles) William Andrew Taylor, Samantha Mynhardt & Sarita Maree
Family Macroscelididae (Sengis) Steven Heritage
Family Ptilocercidae (Pen-tailed Treeshrew) Melissa Hawkins
Family Tupaiidae (Treeshrews) Melissa Hawkins
Family Cynocephalidae (Colugos) Jan Janecka & Mary Janecka
Family Erinaceidae (Hedgehogs and Gymnures) Troy Best
Family Soricidae (Shrews) Connor Burgin, Rudolf Haslauer, Kai He, Arlo Himckey, Stefan Hintsche, Rainer Hutterer, Paulina Jenkins, Masaharu Motokawa, Manuel Ruedi, Boris Sheftel & Neal Woodman
Family Talpidae (Moles, Desmans, Star-nosed Moles and Shrew Moles) Boris Kryštufek & Masaharu Motokawa
Family Solenodontidae (Solenodons) Samuel Turvey