Field Guides

Primates of West Africa Pocket Identification Guide

Author: John F. Oates

Traveling to West Africa? Want to identify primates? This is a must-have companion to your trip.

This laminated pocket guide with over 80 color illustrations to identify species and individual maps for locating them is the tool to have on hand. In addition, each species description includes arboreality, the type of habitat where it can be found and its conservation status is listed. Extensive maps of the region show country borders, major rivers and types of natural vegetation zones. You can use the checklist to note the location and date of the species you find. And it truly fits in your pocket!

This pocket identification guide covers the primates of West Africa to the north and west of the Sanaga River in Cameroon, including those of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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Series Editors:
Russell A. Mittermeier & Anthony B. Rylands

Stephen D. Nash