Tupai by Louise H. Emmons
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By Louise H. Emmons


A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

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Tupai by Louise H. Emmons

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Treeshrews suffer from chronic mistaken identity: they are not shrews, and most are not found in trees. These squirrel-sized, brownish mammals with large, dark, lashless eyes were at one time thought to be primates. Even though most scientists now believe them to belong in their own mammalian order, Scandentia, they still are thought to resemble some of the earliest mammals, which lived alongside the dinosaurs. This book describes the results of the first comparative study of the ecology of treeshrews in the wild. Noted tropical mammalogist Louise H. Emmons conducted this pathbreaking study in the rainforests of Borneo as she tracked and observed six species of treeshrews. Emmons meticulously describes their habitat, diet, nesting habits, home range, activity patterns, social behavior, and many other facets of their lives. She also discusses a particularly interesting aspect of treeshrews: their enigmatic parental care system, which is unique among mammals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520223844
ISBN-10: 0520223845
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 287
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Neotropical Rain Forest Mammals by Louise H. Emmons Neotropical Rain Forest Mammals, Paperback (September 1997)

A field guide to the marvellously diverse creatures of the rainforest, this book includes information on 226 species. It identifies characteristics, similar species, vocalization, behaviour and natural history, geographic range, conservation status, local names and literature references.

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Author Biography - Louise H. Emmons

Louise H. Emmons is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution Division of Mammals. She is the author of Neotropical Rainforest Mammals: A Field Guide (second edition, 1997).

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