Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to pull out the key differences between similar species, and illustrated these whenever possible, making the guide useful to amateur naturalists and professional zoologists alike. Casual animal watchers will appreciate the overview of mammal diversity and the tips on identifying animals they can spy in their binoculars, while scientists will appreciate the exacting detail needed to distinguish similar species, including illustrations of shrew teeth, bat toes, and whale dorsal fins.
- The best-illustrated and easiest-to-use field guide to North American mammals
- Beautiful and accurate color illustrations of all 462 mammals found in the United States and Canada--including 20 species recognized since 2002
- 112 color plates--including 13 new ones
- Key identification information--fully revised--on facing pages
- The most current taxonomy/species list
- Fully revised, easy-to-read range maps
- Illustrations of tracks, scat, and whale and dolphin dive sequences