Winner of the 2016 Whitley Medal
Each year the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Australia, hosts the Whitley Awards. These awards are a tribute to Gilbert Whitley, an eminent Australian ichthyologist. The Whitley Awards seek out and acclaim the best publications published in the previous 12 months relating to Australasian zoology and the unique fauna of the region. The Whitley Medal and Special Commendation are the most sought after prizes in Australian zoological publishing.
The Whitley Awards presentation ceremony was held at the Australian Museum in Sydney on September 22, 2016. On behalf of Lynx Edicions, Professor Christopher Dickman, accepted the award and gave a speech.
— RZS NSW (@rzsnsw) 22 de setembre de 2016
- Find out more about the contents of Volume 5 by reading the introduction.
- This volume also includes a Special Chapter on Extinct Marsupials and Monotremes, by Kristofer Helgen and Elizabeth Veatch.
|Families covered in this volume are:|
|Family Tachyglossidae (Echidnas)||Stewart Nicol|
|Family Ornithorhynchidae (Platypus)||Tom Grant|
|Family Didelphidae (Opossums)||Diego Astúa|
|Family Caenolestidae (Shrew-Opossums)||Bruce Patterson|
|Family Microbiotheriidae (Monito del Monte)||Eduardo Palma & Alejandro Valladares-Gómez|
|Family Notoryctidae (Marsupial Moles)||Ken Aplin|
|Family Myrmecobiidae (Numbat)||Tony Friend|
|Family Dasyuridae (Carnivorous Marsupials)||Andrew Baker|
|Family Thylacomyidae (Greater Bilby)||Rick Southgate|
|Family Peramelidae (Bandicoots and Echymiperas)||Christopher Dickman|
|Family Phascolarctidae (Koala)||Stephen Jackson|
|Family Vombatidae (Wombats)||Rod Wells|
|Family Burramyidae (Pygmy Possums)||Stephen Jackson|
|Family Phalangeridae (Cuscuses, Brush-tailed Possums and Scaly-tailed Possum)||Kristofer Helgen & Stephen Jackson|
|Family Pseudocheiridae (Ring-tailed Possums and Greater Gliders)||Stephen Jackson|
|Family Petauridae (Striped Possums, Leadbeater’s Possum and Lesser Gliders)||Stephen Jackson|
|Family Tarsipedidae (Honey Possum)||Ronald Wooller|
|Family Acrobatidae (Feather-tailed Gliders and Feather-tailed Possum)||Ken Aplin|
|Family Hypsiprymnodontidae (Musky Rat Kangaroo)||Andrew Dennis|
|Family Potoroidae (Bettongs and Potoroos)||Mark Eldridge & Greta Frankham|
|Family Macropodidae (Kangaroos and Wallabies)||Mark Eldridge & Graeme Coulson|
- 44 colour plates
- 717 colour photographs
- 375 distribution maps