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Guide to the Carnivores of Central America: Natural History, Ecology, and Conservation
Carlos L. de la Rosa (au); Claudia C. Nocke (au) (il)
Carnivores such as pumas, jaguars, & ocelots have roamed the neo-tropical forests of Central America (CA) for millennia. This field guide is dedicated to the carnivores of CA. It describes the 4 indigenous families -- wild cats, raccoons & their relatives, skunks & their relatives, & wild canids -- & their individual species that live in the region. Each species is introduced by recounting a first-person encounter with it, followed by explanations of its taxonomy, scientific name, English & Spanish common names, habitat, natural history, & conservation status. Range maps show the animalís past & current dist. Covers threats posed by habitat destruction & other human activities, & describes current conservation programs. Black & white drawings.
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