Capybaras are not merely unusual, they are extraordinary. It is widely known that they are the largest living rodent (c. 50kg), but it is less well known that their biology is exceptional in many other regards, as documented in this book, Capybara: Biology, Use and Conservation of an Exceptional Neotropical Species. With a suit of adaptations to a semi-aquatic lifestyle, and a remarkable social system, the capybara is the South American ecological equivalent of the medium-sized ungulates of Africa. An international team of 36 author have contributed the 24 inter-disciplinary chapters of this book. 420 p.
- José Roberto Moreira, ed. Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Brasília (Brazil).
- Katia Maria P.M.B. Ferraz, ed. Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), Departamento de Ciências Florestais, Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz”.
- Emilio A. Herrera, ed. Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas (Venezuela), Departamento de Estudios Ambientales et al...
Publication date (print): 2012-08
ISBN (print): 978-1-4614-3999-8