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Monadjem A., Taylor Peter J., Cotterill F.P.D., Schoeman Corrie M. Bats of Central and Southern Africa: A Biogeographic and Taxonomic Synthesis

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Monadjem A., Taylor Peter J., Cotterill F.P.D., Schoeman Corrie M. Bats of Central and Southern Africa: A Biogeographic and Taxonomic Synthesis
Wits University Press, 2010. — 602 p. — ISBN 1868145085.
This full-colour book includes chapters on the evolution, biogeography, ecology and echolocation of bats, and provides accounts for the 116 bat species known to occur in southern and central Africa. The identification of families, genera and species is aided by character matrices.
The species accounts provide descriptions, measurements, and diagnostic characters, as well as detailed information on the distribution, habitat, roosting habits, foraging ecology, and reproduction of each species. Photographs of the bats, including their skulls and dentition, and accurate time-expanded echolocation call spectrograms illustrate the accounts.
Species distribution maps are based on the recorded localities of 6 000 museum specimens, most of which were checked by at least one of the co-authors. The maps show known localities, as well as the potential distribution range predicted by computer modelling. A comprehensive appendix lists the accession number, locality and coordinates of every specimen represented on the distribution maps.
The book also includes a complete reference list, glossary and index.
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