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Published in Journal of Mammalogy, 85(3):581–582, 2004. Copyright 2004 American Society of Mammalogists. Used by permission.


The province of Jujuy lies in the northwestern corner of Argentina, abutting Chile and Bolivia in the west and northeast, and ranging from 500 to 6,000 m in elevation. As a result of its location and topography, vegetation ranges from subtropical forests in the lowlands to high-altitude grasslands on the slopes of the Andes, and more than 130 mammalian species can be encountered in the province, from mice-eating bats to forest and pampas deer to llamas and guanacos. This book defies pigeonholing as a single-purpose guide, and contains a wider range of information than biogeographical and identification data. There is much here of use for mammal researchers in general, making this book both a field guide for the layperson with interest in mammals as well as a reference for researchers, students, and wildlife managers. I believe that the authors have reached a difficult balance of presenting enough technical information for professionals, while using terminology that the nonspecialist can read and enjoy.

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