We’ve saved the best for last! Volume 9 completes the Handbook of Mammals of the World series, and it deals with the bats, order Chiroptera.
Our knowledge of bats has exploded in the past two decades, and all of that information is reflected in this volume. The number of recognized species has increased by more than 400 during that time and is still growing. Bats occupy almost every habitat on six continents and their ecology is incredibly diverse. Pollinators and seed dispersers for thousands of species of plants, bats are critical for the maintenance of tropical ecosystems.
As always, the text includes up-to-date information on every species, and each one is carefully illustrated. The family accounts include color photographs documenting a variety of behaviors of these interesting mammals.
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Contents and authors:
|Family Pteropodidae (Old World Fruit Bats)||Norberto Giannini, Connor Burgin, Victor Van Cakenberghe, Susan Tsang, Stefan Hintsche, Tyrone Lavery, Frank Bonaccorso, Francisca Almeida & Brian O’Toole|
|Family Rhinopomatidae (Mouse-tailed Bats)||Ivan Horáček|
|Family Craseonycteridae (Hog-nosed Bat)||Tigga Kingston & Pipat Soisook|
|Family Megadermatidae (False-vampire Bats)||Charles M. Francis|
|Family Rhinonycteridae (Trident Bats)||Petr Benda|
|Family Hipposideridae (Old World Leaf-nosed Bats)||Ara Monadjem, Pipat Soisook, Vu Dinh Thong & Tigga Kingston|
|Family Rhinolophidae (Horseshoe Bats)||Gábor Csorba, Anthony Hutson, Steve Rossiter & Connor Burgin|
|Family Emballonuridae (Sheath-tailed Bats)||Frank Bonaccorso|
|Family Nycteridae (Slit-faced Bats)||Ara Monadjem|
|Family Myzopodidae (Madagascar Sucker-footed Bats)||Steve Goodman|
|Family Mystacinidae (New Zealand Short-tailed Bats)||Cory Toth|
|Family Noctilionidae (Bulldog Bats)||Rodrigo Medellín|
|Family Furipteridae (Smoky Bat and Thumbless Bat)||Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales|
|Family Thyropteridae (Disk-winged Bats)||Thomas Lee, Jr|
|Family Mormoopidae (Ghost-faced Bats, Naked-backed Bats and Mustached Bats)||Ana Pavan|
|Family Phyllostomidae (New World Leaf-nosed Bats)||Sergio Solari, Rodrigo Medellín, Bernal Rodríguez-Herrera, Valeria da Cunha Tavares, Guilherme Garbino, M. Alejandra Camacho, Diego Tirira Saá, Burton Lim, Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales, Armando Rodríguez-Durán, Elizabeth Dumont, Santiago Burneo, Luis F. Aguirre Urioste, Marco Tschapka & Deborah Espinosa|
|Family Natalidae (Funnel-eared Bats)||Adrián Tejedor|
|Family Molossidae (Free-tailed Bats)||Peter Taylor, Burton Lim, Michael Pennay, Pipat Soisook, Tigga Kingston, Livia Loureiro & Ligiane Moras|
|Family Miniopteridae (Long-fingered Bats)||Carlos Ibáñez & Javier Juste|
|Family Cistugidae (Wing-gland Bats)||Manuel Ruedi|
|Family Vespertilionidae (Vesper Bats)||Ricardo Moratelli, Connor Burgin, Vinícius Cláudio, Roberto Novaes, Adrià López-Baucells & Rudolf Haslauer|
- 73 color plates
- More than 450 color photographs
- 1423 distribution maps