By Charles Foley, Lara Foley, Alex Lobora, Daniela De Luca, Maurus Msuha, Tim R.B. Davenport, Sarah M. Durant
Home to the Serengeti nationwide Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania deals a number of the best immense video game gazing on the planet, from elephants and rhinos to chimpanzees and lions. This box consultant covers the entire higher mammals of Tanzania, together with marine mammals and a few newly chanced on species. special money owed are supplied for greater than one hundred thirty five species, besides colour pictures, colour illustrations of marine mammals, and distribution maps. bills for land species supply details on id, subspecies, comparable species, ecology, habit, distribution, conservation prestige, and the place top to determine every one species. The advisor additionally gains plates with side-by-side photographic comparisons of species which are simply careworn, in addition to first-time-ever species checklists for each nationwide park.
- The definitive, most recent box consultant to the bigger mammals of Tanzania, together with marine mammals
- Features special species money owed and various colour photographs throughout
- Provides tips about the place to determine every one species
- Includes species checklists for each nationwide park
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Extra resources for A Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Tanzania
The tail is grey-black above and dark brown below, and has a white tip 4–6 cm (1·5–2·0") long. Similar species The range of the Grey-faced Elephant-shrew species does not overlap with that of the similar Black-and-rufous Elephant-shrew (page 29). Its range does, however, overlap with that of the Chequered Elephant-shrew (page 28) in eastern Mwanihana Forest, although that species is smaller and typically has distinct spots on the back. Ecology and social behaviour Restricted to montane and submontane forest in the Udzungwa Mountains.
The muzzle is hairless and grey-black. There is a hairless patch on the rump, which is typically black, although this swells and turns red in females when they are sexually receptive. Males have no mane. Subspecies P. c. cynocephalus: throughout Tanzania, except for the southwest; large with a long muzzle. P. c. kindae: Mahale NP and along the southern lakeshore of Lake Tanganyika; smaller and more slender with shorter muzzle. Similar species The Olive Baboon (page 58) is darker and has shorter legs and muzzle, and males have a distinct mane.
Population size and conservation status The total population of Udzungwa Red Colobus was estimated at 25,000–35,000 individuals in 2009. The greatest numbers occur in the Mwanihana Forest in the Udzungwa NP, where it is most common between altitudes of 300–700 m (1,000– 2,300 ft). There is an estimated population of roughly 1,000 individuals in the Magombera Forest in the Kilombero Valley, the high population density being due to habitat loss elsewhere. This species is vulnerable to hunting, with dogs being used to isolate the monkeys in trees, where they are then easily shot.