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The wild cat book / by Sunquist, Fiona.; Sunquist, Melvin E.,author.; Whittaker, Terry(Photographer),illustrator.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index.Cat experts Fiona and Mel Sunquist present comprehensive entries for each of the thirty-seven cat species that include color distribution maps and up-to-date information related to the species' IUCN conservation and management statuses, while their informative sidebars reveal why male lions have manes (and why dark manes are sexiest), how cats see with their whiskers, the truth behind our obsession with white lions and tigers, and why cats can't be vegetarians. The Wild Cat Book also highlights the grave threats faced by the world's wild cats--from habitat destruction to human persecution.Panthera lineage. Lion ; Jaguar ; Tiger ; Snow leopard ; Leopard ; Clouded leopard -- Bay cat lineage. Bay cat ; Marbled cat ; Asiatic golden cat -- Caracal lineage. Serval ; Caracal ; African golden cat -- Ocelot lineage. Ocelot ; Margay ; Geoffroy's cat ; Guina ; Andean cat ; Oncilla ; Pampas cat -- Lynx lineage. Eurasian lynx ; Iberian lynx ; Canada lynx ; Bobcat -- Puma lineage. Cheetah ; Puma ; Jaguarundi -- Leopard cat lineage. Pallas's cat ; Fishing cat ; Leopard cat ; Flat-headed cat ; Rusty-spotted cat -- Domestic cat lineage. Domestic cat ; Black-footed cat ; Wildcats ; Sand cat ; Jungle cat.
Subjects: Felidae.;
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Wild cats of the world / by Sunquist, Melvin E.; Sunquist, Fiona.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 430-434).What is a cat? : The essence of cats ; Taxonomy of the cat family -- Species accounts : Cheetah ; Caracal ; Bay cat ; Asiatic golden cat ; Chinese desert cat ; Jungle cat ; Sand cat ; Black-footed cat ; Wildcat (European wildcat, African-Asian wildcat, Domestic cat) ; Jaguarundi ; Ocelot ; Oncilla ; Margay ; Serval -- Lynx (Canada lynx, Eurasian lynx, Iberian lynx, Bobcat) ; Pampas cat ; Geoffroy's cat ; Kodkod ; Andrean mountain cat ; Manul ; Leopard cat ; Flat-headed cat ; Rusty-spotted cat ; Fishing cat ; African golden cat ; Puma ; Clouded leopard ; Lion ; Jaguar ; Leopard ; Tiger ; Marbled cat ; Snow leopard -- Study and conservation : Field research techniques: recent advances ; Relocating cats: history and guidelines for the future ; Conserving felids in the twentieth-first century -- Appendixes : 1. CITES listings governing trade in wild cats ; 2. IUCN red list: conservation status of wild cats ; 3. Olfactory communication in felids ; 4. Vocal communication in felids ; 5. Reproduction in felids ; 6. List of scientific and common names mentioned in the text.From lions to house cats, cheetahs to panthers, and including detailed descriptions and information on each of the 36 species of cats as well as numerous photographs, this is the most comprehensive reference on felids available. Each account of the thirty-six species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on distribution, ecology and behavior, status in the wild, and conservation efforts. Many photographs, including more than forty in full color, illustrate these accounts.
Subjects: Felidae.;
© c2002., University of Chicago Press,
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Wild cats of the world / by Hunter, Luke.; Barrett, Priscilla,illustrator.;
Includes bibliographical references (page 235) and index.Chinese mountain cat -- Wildcat -- Black-footed cat -- Sand cat -- Jungle cat -- Pallas' cat -- Leopard cat - Flat-headed cat -- Rusty-spotted cat -- Fishing cat -- Marbled cat - Bay cat -- Asiatic golden cat -- Serval -- Caracal -- African golden cat -- Geoffroy's cat -- Oncillas -- Margay -- Ocelot -- Guina -- Colocolo -- Andean cat -- Eurasian lynx -- Iberian lynx -- Bobcat -- Canada lynx -- Jaguarundi -- Puma -- Cheetah -- Snow leopard -- Clouded leopards -- Tiger -- Lion -- Leopard -- Jaguar.
Subjects: Felidae.; Felidae; Felidae;
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The big cats and their fossil relatives : an illustrated guide to their evolution and natural history / by Turner, Alan,1947-; Antón, Mauricio.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Cats: their place in nature -- Evolution and the origin of the Felidae -- Individual species -- Anatomy and action -- Behavior and ecology: hunting and social activity -- The changing fauna.The author and illustrator draw on the surviving seven species of large cats and remains of their prehistoric ancestors to explain and illustrate their anatomy and function, social interaction, predatory behavior, prey treatment, and other aspects of the fascinating and fearsome creatures.
Subjects: Felidae.; Felidae, Fossil.; Felidae; Felidae; Felidae, Fossil;
© ©1997., Columbia University Press,
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Big cats / by Walker, Sarah.;
Includes index.A simple presentation of the physical characteristics, habitat, and life cycle of such big cats as the leopard, tiger, and puma.
Subjects: Felidae; Cats;
© 2010, c2002., DK,
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Carnivores of the world / by Hunter, Luke.; Barrett, Priscilla.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-237) and index.Introduction -- Carnivore families -- The conservation challenge -- About Panthera -- Structure of the species accounts -- Species accounts: Felidae (Cats) -- Hyaenidae (Hyaenas) -- Herpestidae (Mongooses) -- Eupleridae (Fosa and allies) -- Prionodontidae (Linsangs) -- Viverridae (Genets, oyans and civets) -- Nandiniidae (African palm civet) -- Canidae (Dogs) -- Ursidae (Bears) -- Procyonidae (Raccoons, coatis and allies) -- Ailuridae (Red panda) -- Mephitidae (Skunks and stink badgers) -- Mustelidae (Weasels, martens, badgers and otters) -- Skulls -- Footprints.Carnivores are among the most spectacular creatures in the natural world, and also the most feared. This book is a field guide to all 245 terrestrial species of true carnivores, from the majestic polar bear and predatory wild cats to the tiny least weasel. It features 86 color plates by wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett that depict every species and numerous subspecies, as well as about 400 line drawings of skulls and footprints. The species accounts describe key identification features, distribution and habitat, feeding ecology, behavior, social patters, reproduction and demography, status, threats, lifespan, and mortality.
Subjects: Carnivora.; Carnivora;
© ©2011., Princeton University Press,
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A field guide to animal tracks / by Murie, Olaus Johan,1889-1963.; Elbroch, Mark.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-378) and index.Family didelphidae : opossums -- Family soricidae : shrews -- Family talpidae : moles -- Order chiroptera : bats -- Family dasypodidae : armadillos -- Family ochotonidae : pikas, Family leporidae : hares and rabbits -- Order rodentia : rodents -- Family canidae : dogs, foxes, and wolves -- Family ursidae : bears -- Family otariidae : hair seal, Family phocidae : eared seals -- Family procyonidae : raccoons, ringtails, and coatis -- Family mustelidae : weasels, otters, and badgers -- Family mephitidae : skunks -- Family felidae : cats -- Superorder ungulata : hoofed animals.This edition includes 100 color photographs of tracks and sign, more than 1,000 line drawings, and updated nomenclature for all the mammals of North America. The text includes descriptions of habits, habitats, tracks, signs, and ranges and is filled with natural history stories.
Subjects: Animal tracks; Animals; Animal tracks.;
© 2005., Houghton Mifflin Co.,
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Behavior of North American mammals / by Elbroch, Mark.; Rinehart, Kurt.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-370) and index.Order Didelphimorphia (Family Didelphidae: Virginia opossum) -- Order Sirenia (Family Trichechidae: West Indian manatee) -- Order Cingulata (Family Dasypodidae: Nine-banded armadillo) -- Order Lagomorpha (Family Ochotonidae: American pika ; Family Leporidae, Eastern cottontail and allies) -- Order Soricomorpha (Family Soricidae: Northern short-tailed shrew, with notes on water shrew and allies ; Family Talpidae: Star-nosed mole and allies) -- Order Chiroptera (Family Molossidae: Mexican free-tailed bat and allies) -- Order Carnivora (Family Felidae: Bobcat and Canada lynx ; Cougar) ; (Family Canidae: Coyote ; Wolf ; Common gray fox, with notes on kit and swift foxes ; Arctic fox ; Red fox) ; (Family Ursidae: American black bear ; Brown bear ; Polar bear) ; (Family Odobenidae: Walrus) ; (Family Phocidae: Northern elephant seal) ; (Family Mustelidae: Sea otter ; North American river otter ; Wolverine ; Fisher and American marten ; Weasels and black-footed ferret ; American mink ; American badger) ; (Family Mephitidae: Striped skunk, with notes on spotted skunks) ; (Family Procyonidae: Raccoon) -- Order Artiodactyla (Family Tayassuidae: Collared peccary) ; (Family Cervidae: Moose ; White-tailed deer and mule deer ; Elk) ; (Family Antilocapridae: Pronghorn) ; (Family Bovidae: American bison ; Mountain goat ; Bighorn sheep) -- Order Rodentia (Family Aplodontiidae: Mountain beaver) ; (Family Sciuridae: Eastern gray squirrel, eastern fox squirrel , and allies ; Red squirrel and Douglas's squirrel, with notes on flying squirrels ; Black-tailed prairie dog ; Yellow-bellied marmot and woodchuck ; Uinta ground squirrel and allies ; Eastern chipmunk and allies) ; (Family Castoridae: American beaver) ; (Family Heteromyidae: Desert kangaroo rat and allies) ; (Family Cricetidae: Meadow vole and allies ; Common muskrat ; Woodrats ; North American deermouse, with notes on California deermouse) ; (Family Erethizontidae:, North American porcupine).Provides detailed information on the behavior of more than 70 species of mammals, along with photographs and drawings, that includes daily and seasonal activities, food and foraging, home range and habitat, communication, courtship and mating, development and dispersal of young, interactions within a species, and interactions with other species.
Subjects: Mammals; Mammals; Mammals; Mammals;
© c2011., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
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Mammals of the Great Lakes region / by Kurta, Allen,1952-;
"Today mammals include over 5,500 living species and occupy every major environment. The Great Lakes region is home to 83 species, ranging from tiny shrews that weigh less than a tenth of an ounce to immense moose, known to exceed a half ton. Now in its 60th year in print, Mammals of the Great Lakes Region is the must-have reference guide for teachers, students, naturalists, and professional biologists interested in these animals. In this all new 3rd edition, a thorough introduction examines the major characteristics of mammals and the Great Lakes ecosystem, including the physical factors that affect the distribution and abundance of species in the area. Profiles of species include detailed information on physical characteristics, behavior, and natural history alongside all new color photographs and distribution maps showing geographic range in the Great Lakes region and in North America. A section on the tracks of common mammals has also been added"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-297) and index.Introduction -- What Is a Mammal? -- Mammals and the Great Lakes Ecosystem -- The European Invasion -- Modern Human Impacts -- species accounts-- Marsupials (Infraclass Metatheria) -- New World Opossums (Order Didelphimorphia) -- New World Opossums (Family Didelphidae) -- Placental or Eutherian Mammals (Infraclass Eutheria) -- Shrews and Moles (Order Soricomorpha) -- Shrews (Family Soricidae) -- Moles (Family Talpidae) -- Bats (Order Chiroptera) -- Evening or Plain-nosed Bats (Family Vespertilionidae) -- Rabbits, Hares, and Pikas (Order Lagomorpha) -- Rabbits and Hares (Family Leporidae) -- Rodents (Order Rodentia) -- Squirrels (Family Sciuridae) -- Pocket Gophers (Family Geomyidae) -- Beavers (Family Castoridae) -- New World Rats and Mice, Voles, and Their Allies (Family Cricetidae) -- Old World Rats and Mice, and Their Allies (Family Muridae) -- Jumping Mice (Family Zapodidae) -- New World Porcupines (Family Erethizontidae) -- Carnivorans (Order Carnivora) -- Dogs, Foxes, and Wolves (Family Canidae) -- Bears (Family Ursidae) -- Raccoons and Their Allies (Family Procyonidae) -- Weasels and Their Allies (Family Mustelidae) -- Skunks and Stink Badgers (Family Mephitidae) -- Cats (Family Felidae) -- Even-toed Ungulates and Whales (Order Artiodactyla) -- Deer (Family Cervidae) -- Pigs and Hogs (Family Suidae) -- Capturing Small Mammals -- Ethical, Legal, and Health Considerations -- Live Traps -- Snap Traps -- Sampling Small Mammal Populations with Traps -- Pitfalls -- Alternatives to Traps -- Harp Traps and Mist Nets for Bats -- Specimen Preparation -- Measuring Specimens and Recording Data -- Preparing a Study Skin -- Fluid Preservation -- Tanning Small Mammal Skins -- Cleaning Skulls -- Identifying Adult Mammals of the Great Lakes Region -- Key to Skulls -- Key to Mammals in the Flesh -- Summary of Measurements and Life History Information -- Dental Formulae -- Tracks of Mammals -- Technical Names of Organisms Mentioned in the Text -- Plants -- Animals -- Glossary -- References -- Index.
Subjects: Mammals;
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