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Skullduggery: Quick ID guide to southern and East African mammal skulls

ISBN 
9781775847274
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R80.00
Published 
January 2021
About the book: 
In this short but informative guide, trusted authors Chris and Mathilde Stuart turn mammal ID on its head – literally. The identification of mammal skulls is the subject of this latest addition to the quirky ‘Quick Guide’ series, and covers the most common skulls readers are likely to encounter in the wild – from easily recognisable species such as elephant, hippo, rhino, baboons, antelope, whales and dolphins, to the more challenging family groups: dogs, cats, hyaenas, equids, pigs, civets and genets, mongooses, rats and mice, bats, sengis, shrews, moles, hares and rabbits, hyrax, and squirrels.
 
Each entry features:
  • Close-up photographs showing the entire skull, teeth and, where available, upper and lower jaws
  • Pointers to diagnostic features
  • Average measurement for skull length
  • Short description highlighting main features of each skull and tooth structure
  • Dental formula for teeth in upper and lower jaws
A brief introduction, with labelled photographs, covers anatomy as well as dentition; and a quick-reference photographic key to the main animal groups appears on the inside front cover.
 
An ideal companion to mammal field guides, this book will be appeal to rangers, safari guides and all nature lovers wanting to deepen their understanding of life in the bush.
Other titles by this author 
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About the Author
Chris & Mathilde Stuart have published a range of authoritative, best-selling field guides and other titles on African mammals, wildlife and conservation, as well as numerous scientific papers and popular articles.
 
Mathilde holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Innsbruck; Chris holds an MSc from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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