Published: Durban, 1981
Stock Number: #3729/7
267 pages, 4to (290 x220mm), 73 distribution maps, 12 colour plates, 111 black & white illustrations, brown cloth, dust jacket
Editor's note:'Each of the species has been treated in a uniform way. Both the currently recognised scientific name and vernacular names are given, followed by an outline of the most important synonyms. The introductory sections are followed by descriptions of the gross morphology and identification of the species, the salient features of the skull and dentition, notes on the distribution, diet, habits, habitat, predators, reproduction, parasites, prehistory and finally, notes on the taxonomy of every species. Virtually all the species are illustrated in colour.'