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Mammalogy, Sixth Edition

Author(s): Terry A. Vaughan, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Northern Arizona University
James M. Ryan, PhD, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Nicholas J. Czaplewski, PhD, University of Oklahoma
  • ISBN-13: 9781284032093
  • Paperback    756 pages      © 2015
Price: $99.95 US List
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An Updated Edition of the Best-selling Mammalogy Text

Mammalogy is the study of mammals from the diverse biological viewpoints of structure, function, evolutionary history, behavior, ecology, classification, and disease. Thoroughly updated, the Sixth Edition of Mammalogy explains and clarifies the subject as a unified whole. It begins by defining mammals and summarizing their origins. It progresses to discuss the orders and families of mammals with comprehensive coverage on the fossil history, current distribution, morphological characteristics, and basic behavior and ecology of each family of mammals. The third part of this comprehensive text examines special topics such as mammalian echolocation, physiology, behavior, ecology, and zoogeography. It concludes with two additional chapters, previously available online, that cover mammalian domestication and mammalian disease and zoonoses. Thorough yet accessible with a wealth of pedagogical elements to aid in comprehension, the extensively updated Sixth Edition of Mammalogy is an essential resource for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying this fascinating field.

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New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Previously available only online, chapters 27 and 28 are included within the text.
  • Includes new thought-provoking boxes throughout to illuminate current mammalian topics, including platypus electroreception, the origin of Eutherians, terrestrial pollination syndrome, Echidna reproductive anatomy, and many more.
  • New and updated discussions in the sixth edition include information on Philodotans, new research about the Miocene Era, new information about the pygmy sperm whale and the Family Iniidae, new information on suborder Odontoceti, updated information about the evolution of strepsirrhine primates, updated statistics on rabies and Lyme disease, and more.
  • Contains many new photographs and drawings throughout to further clarify key material.
  • The extensively revised Sixth Edition presents a more thorough use of phylogenetically based mammalian relationships to reflect the recent extraordinary activity  in mammalian biology.
  • Provides additional pedagogical resources to aid in comprehension, including chapter summaries, bolded key terms, and a list of useful books and journal articles for further exploration of key topics located at the end of each chapter.
  • Accompanied by a full suite of instructor ancillaries, including PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, and Discussion Questions.

Applicable Courses

Ideal for the mammalogy course traditionally offered through the departments of biology, zoology, or ecology.

Part 1  Introduction to the Mammalia
Chapter 1  Introduction
Chapter 2  Mammalian Origins
Chapter 3  Mammalian Characteristics
Chapter 4  Classification of Mammals
Part 2  Mammalian Diversity
Chapter 5  Monotremata
Chapter 6  Metatheria
Chapter 7  Introduction to Eutherian Mammals
Chapter 8  Afrosoricidea, Macroscelidea, and Tublidentata
Chapter 9  Paenungulata
Chapter 10  Cingulata, Pilosa, and Pholidota
Chapter 11  Dermoptera and Scandentia
Chapter 12  Primates
Chapter 13  Rodentia and Lagomorpha
Chapter 14  Erinaceomorpha and Soricomorpha
Chapter 15  Chiroptera
Chapter 16  Carnivora
Chapter 17  Perissodactyla
Chapter 18  Artiodactyla
Chapter 19  Cetacea
Part 3  Mammalian Structure and Function
Chapter 20  Reproduction
Chapter 21  Aspects of Physiology
Chapter 22  Echolocation
Part 4  Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation
Chapter 23  Ecology
Chapter 24  Behavior
Chapter 25  Zoogeography
Chapter 26  Mammalian Conservation Ethics
Chapter 27  Mammalian Domestication
Chapter 28  Mammalian Disease and Zoonoses

Terry A. Vaughan, PhD-Professor Emeritus, Northern Arizona University

James M. Ryan, PhD-Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Nicholas J. Czaplewski, PhD-University of Oklahoma

  • Mammalogy, Sixth Edition covers many aspects of the life of mammals giving students a broad and accurate perspective of mammals' origin, taxonomy, classification, ecology, etc.

    -Daniel G. Scognamillo, PhD, Stephen F. Austin State University

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284032093

Discussion Questions
Image Bank
Slides in PowerPoint Format