Thursday, March 12, 2020
1) Vilalta, Albert Martinez (compiler). Mammals of the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay). 2020. Lynx Edicions. Paperback: 160 pages. Price: about $25.00 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: This illustrated checklist [not a traditional field guide] covers 486 species of mammals, including 17 introduced species with established wild populations (American Beaver, American Mink, Blackbuck, Black-capped Squirrel Monkey, Brown Rat, Chital, Common Fallow Deer, Common Muskrat, Eurasian Wild Pig, European Hare, European Rabbit, House Mouse, Mouflon, Pacific Rat, Pallas’s Squirrel, Roof Rat, and Western Red Deer) and three domesticated ones (Alpaca, Llama, and Water Buffalo). Every species is illustrated, and each is accompanied with a distribution map showing where it occurs in the area. With respect to the domesticated species, Alpaca and Llama have full treatment because of their regional importance, while the Water Buffalo has been included because there are also feral populations that are hunted.