Mammal Species of the World

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Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference is a standard reference work in mammalogy giving descriptions and bibliographic data for the known species of mammals. It is now in its third edition, published in late 2005, which was edited by Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder. [1]

An online version is hosted by Bucknell University, from which the names of the species can be downloaded as a custom dictionary. A partial online version is available at Google Books (see "External links" below).

The Checklist Committee is charged with compiling and updating MSW. In its Annual Report for 2015, the Committee noted that it is under contract with Johns Hopkins Press for the 4th edition of MSW, which will be edited by DeeAnn M. Reeder and Kristofer M. Helgen. The database has been made editable for the authors, leading to more frequent website updates. The publication was scheduled for 2017. [2]

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Short-headed broad-nosed bat species of mammal

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Northern little yellow-eared bat species of mammal

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Northwestern deer mouse species of rodent

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Wildlife of Tunisia

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Wildlife of Western Sahara

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Cameroonian forest shrew species of mammal

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Lesser forest shrew species of mammal

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Masked ringtail possum species of mammal

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Pygmy brown-toothed shrew species of mammal

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Monard's African climbing mouse is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is endemic to east-central Angola, but only recorded in the type locality of Caluquembe. The IUCN red list of threatened species lists this as a synonym for the gray climbing mouse.

Taiwanese brown-toothed shrew species of mammal

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Nilgiri long-tailed tree mouse species of mammal

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References

  1. Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN   978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC   62265494.
  2. Checklist Committee 2015