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Mammal Species of the World (MSW)


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An updated Third Edition of Mammal Species of the World was published late in 2005:
Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder (eds). 2005. Mammal Species of
   the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. (Available
   from Johns Hopkins University Press, 1-800-537-5487 or
   (410) 516-6900 http://www.press.jhu.edu/.)

A new website containing the updated content is in the planning stages and is expected to launch in 2007. Meanwhile, here is the new complete list of species recognized in MSWIII:

This currently existing online list was compiled under the auspices of the American Society of Mammalogists. Copyright 1993 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC USA. All rights are reserved. The data in this checklist of mammal species of the world are being presented for non-commercial, personal, and collections management use only. Copying or redistributing these data in any manner for personal or corporate gain is not permitted.



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