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Felines of the World. Discoveries in Taxonomic Classification and History

  • Book

  • September 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4720889

Felines of the World: Discoveries in Taxonomic Classification and History provides the most recent taxonomic, paleontological, phylogenetic and DNA advances of wild felid and domestic cat species following guidelines dictated by the IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group. It highlights the importance of felines and their role as predators in maintaining the ecological biome balance in which they have evolved. The book delves into the anatomical, evolutionary and zoogeographic features of fossil and current felid species. Each species is described in detail, detailing its classification, habitat and biological habits. This book also presents the most updated threat and conservation status of each species.

This book is an ideal resource for zoologists and paleontologists, primarily those interested in the evolution and features of extinct and extant felines.

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Table of Contents

1. Order of Carnivores2. Family Felidae3. Zoogeography of FelinesGallery of All Species of Felidae4. Pantherinae 5. Felinae6. Ecology7. Ethology8. Genetics9. The Felidae and Man10. Conservation of Felidae


Giovanni G. Bellani Consultant Zoologist and Museologist in various natural history museums, Italy. Dr. Giovanni Giuseppe Bellani is a zoology consultant for some of the most prestigious natural history museums in Italy, including his recent past affiliation with the Natural History Museum "Faraggiana Ferrandi� of Novara, where he organized the classification of the collections and the restructuring, planning, and following production of the new permanent exhibitions. He received his Ph.D. in natural sciences from the University of Pavia. He is a member of the Scientific Committee for the Design of Watercourses and participates in an exhibition of the Ecomuseum of the Sesia River Valley, which is part of the Piedmontese ecomuseum project. Dr. Bellani has published four books on natural sciences and has collaborated with two other books and on numerous scientific journal publications on zoology, museology, conservation and environmental sciences.