Get Bats of southern and central Africa: a biogeographic and PDF

By Ara Monadjem

ISBN-10: 1868145085

ISBN-13: 9781868145089

The ebook contains a number of artificial chapters at the evolution, biogeography, ecology and echolocation of bats. Species bills offer details on quite a lot of organic issues and contain colour images of bats (82 species), cranium and dental images (85 species) and actual time-expanded echolocation name spectrograms (56 species). identity is aided by means of particular personality matrices (an said development on dichotomous keys), that are worthwhile for id within the box in addition to from museum voucher specimens.

Show description

Read or Download Bats of southern and central Africa: a biogeographic and taxonomic synthesis PDF

Similar nonfiction_5 books

Get The Foundations of Rock: From “Blue Suede Shoes” to “Suite: PDF

A accomplished advent to the interior workings of rock song, the rules of Rock is going again to the guts of the tune itself from the time of its delivery during the finish of vintage rock. Walter Everett expertly takes readers via all facets of the song and its lyrics, top fanatics and listeners to new insights and new how you can strengthen their very own interpretations of the aural landscapes in their lives.

Extra info for Bats of southern and central Africa: a biogeographic and taxonomic synthesis

Sample text

44 BATS OF SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA Figure 32. A stark contrast between agroecolandscapes and relatively intact southern miombo woodland on Kalahari sand in the Sebungwe Region, Zimbabwe. The conservation implications of widespread loss of arboreal habitat for biodiversity is exemplified in this aerial view comparing Gokwe Communal Land (left) and the Mafungabusi State Forest (right). (© A. J. Loveridge) vegetation types usually represents a major biotic zone and is often called a biome (van Wyk and Smith 2001).

Here in northeastern Zimbabwe (70 km north of Mutoko), the rarely encountered molossids Tadarida fulminans and T. lobata are locally common (Cotterill 2001b) (© F. P. D. Cotterill). BIOGEOGRAPHY 33 Rift valleys Major zones of uplift and faulting across southern Africa created the Luangwa, Gwembe and Kamalondo rift valleys. Precursors of these graben first formed during Karoo times (350–180 Ma). This tectonic activity is associated with the rifting that continues across Africa today in the East African Rift System, which started to propagate into southern Africa about 20 Ma.

BIOGEOGRAPHY 33 Rift valleys Major zones of uplift and faulting across southern Africa created the Luangwa, Gwembe and Kamalondo rift valleys. Precursors of these graben first formed during Karoo times (350–180 Ma). This tectonic activity is associated with the rifting that continues across Africa today in the East African Rift System, which started to propagate into southern Africa about 20 Ma. The East African Rift is a narrow zone in which the African Plate is in the process of splitting into two new tectonic plates.

Download PDF sample

Bats of southern and central Africa: a biogeographic and taxonomic synthesis by Ara Monadjem


by Jeff
4.1

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 17 votes