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The mammals of Costa Rica; a natural history and field guide.


The mammals of Costa Rica; a natural history and field guide.

Wainwright, Mark.

Cornell U. Press


454 pages




With 400 color and b&w drawings, synthesis of the scientific literature, and details from firsthand observation, this almost- pocket guide (5x8") offers accounts of all of Costa Rica's readily identifiable terrestrial and freshwater mammals. Descriptions include key identification features, range maps, local folklore and mythology, and information on natural history and conservation. The illustrations show not only the mammals themselves, but also their tracks, foods, and skulls. The guide provides an entry point into a general study of tropical ecology and conservation for both first- time and experienced visitors to Costa Rica and the American tropics, as well as for naturalists, students, and researchers. Wainwright is a naturalist and instructor for tropical ecology courses in Costa Rica.

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