Call Us 080-41656200 (Mon-Sat: 10AM-8PM)
Free Shipping above Rs. 1499
Cash On Delivery*

A taxonomic revision of Funambulus (Rodentia: Sciuridae)


Marketed By :  LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing   Sold By :  Kamal Books International  
Delivery in :  10-12 Business Days


Check Your Delivery Options

Rs. 5,886

Availability: In stock

  • Product Description

Palm squirrels are much smaller and less well known than red or gray squirrels but represent conspicuous, attractive and noisy animals in the urban habitats of south Asia extending westwards to Iran. There are five recognized species although some of these are rare, poorly studied and confined to the remaining rainforests of the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka regarded as biodiversity hotspots. This work is an update on the taxonomy and distribution of these squirrels following the Bombay Natural History Society mammal survey from 1912. Using evidence from skulls, DNA and distribution surveys, there are probably more species than currently assumed. The biogeographic history of the region is looked at in the context of faunal connections between south and Southeast Asia. These squirrels are comparable to small and medium sized resident birds in the region and indeed associate with them, but have not hitherto received a comparable level of interest. This work would stimulate interest not just on squirrels, but the biodiversity of the Orient and its continuing importance to us all.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC28058
AuthorRajith Dissanayake
Number of Pages236
Publishing Year7/22/2010
Edition1 st
Book TypeZoology: Vertebrates
Country of Manufacture
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-07-29 00:00:00