This is the first checklist of mammals of the world to include both English and scientific names of every species as well as a brief summary of distribution and habitat. A checkbox and space to record notes are provided for each species, making this an ideal volume for keeping a personal mammals life list. With 5,049 species included, the checklist is the most up-to-date available today.
An appendix gives further details and offers a literature citation for over 519 species that either have been described as new to science or have been elevated from synonymy since 1993. Comprehensive indexes to English and scientific names assist with finding species that may appear in field guides or other works on mammals under different names. The book will be an invaluable resource for mammalogists everywhere, but will also appeal to any well traveled naturalist, including world birders and safari travelers, with an interest in recording mammals.