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One of a serious a specialist books on animals – this ebook is an absolutely essential guide on these distinct mammals! 

A jam-packed ebook, full of information and advice on this huge and diverse group of animals that are found across much of the world from the tropics to the arctic. Get a handle on the different families, genera and species, and what sets each type of animal apart. Understand their significance to man, both as pets and pests and as an integral part of the global ecosystem.

  • Maybe you enjoy seeing squirrels in the garden and you want to encourage them to visit from time to time
  • Maybe your child asks you for a small pet but you are just not sure where to start
  • Maybe you’re an animal care professional looking to increase knowledge in this niche area 

Whatever your reasons are for having an interest in rabbits and rodents, we have developed an awesome resource to provide you with the information you need! At your leisure, flick through this substantial book and gather info to fill your knowledge gaps…

In whatever capacity you work or live – these small mammals are around us everywhere.  Now you can trust a scientifically researched and carefully written book to explain them!

Learning more about these various rodents and lagomorphs can be important to people working in the pet industry, in wildlife conservation, zoos, or in pest management. It may help teachers, students of zoology or anyone else to get a sound framework for understanding more about a major part of the animal kingdom. 

Pages: 91

Pictures: 34
ISBN: 978-0-9954356-2-9

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO RODENTS AND LAGOMORPHS

Introduction
Rodents
Lagomorphs
How They Are Classified By Scientists
Classification of Grandorder Glires


CHAPTER 2 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR

Introduction 
Modifications to the Jaw and Teeth
Integumentary System and External Features 
Limbs
Tail
Gait
Musculoskeletal System
Endocrine and Exocrine System
Digestive System 
Circulatory and Respiratory System
Sense Organs 
Reproductive Systems 
Anatomical and Physiological Adaptations 
Aquatic Life
Gliding 
Arboreal Life
Behaviour
Feeding


CHAPTER 3 REVIEW OF LAGOMORPHS

Order Lagomorpha
Family Leporidae
Genus Lepus 
Genus Brachylagus
Genus Bunolagus 
Genus Caprolagus
Genus Nesolagus 
Genus Oryctolagus 
Genus Pentalagus
Genus Poelagus 
Genus Pronolagus
Genus Romerolagus 
Genus Sylvilagus (Cottontail species)
Family Ochotonidae
Genus Ochotona


CHAPTER 4 REVIEW OF RODENTS

Order Rodentia 
Suborder Anomaluromorpha
Suborder Castorimorpha
Suborder Hystricomorpha 
Suborder Myomorpha
Suborder Sciuromorpha

 

CHAPTER 5 MANAGEMENT IN CAPTIVITY

Introduction
Health Care
Pet Care
Guinea Pigs
Hamsters
Mice
Rats
Gerbils
Chinchillas
Degus
Chipmunks
Rabbits
Zoo-Keeping and Management


CHAPTER 6 MANAGEMENT IN THE WILD

Rats
Mice
Rabbits
Hares
Squirrels
Beavers
Considerations in Pest Control
Natural Control 
Habitat Management
Urban Population Management
Capture & Release
Poisons
Conservation
Importance in Ecosystems
Employment Opportunities


APPENDIX 

Distance learning and online courses
E-books by John Mason and ACS Staff include:
Printed books by John Mason 
Useful contacts
ACS global partners
Social media


 
 


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