Author: Gwilym S. Jones
This bibliography was compiled in order to provide zoologists, medical and paramedical investigators, and others with a single source of references for the land mammals of Southeast Asia. The task was originally undertaken in conjunction with an investigation of mammal-borne anthropozoonoses in Southeast Asia. The countries primarily covered by this work are Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, North and South Vietnam, the Republic of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Hainan Island. Major works concerning mammals of India and southern China have also been included because of close faunal relationships and because authors who worked in India (and what is now Bangladesh) have frequently included Burma as a part of their study area. Papers presenting the results of laboratory experiments with captive animals are not included, although papers presenting physiological, anatomical, and parasitological data applicable to the natural state of the species are included.
Author: Smithsonian Institution
The present list and index have been compiled in the Editorial Division of the Smithsonian Institution. Forty years have elapsed since the publication of the first list and index in 1902, so the present work is overdue. Inasmuch as the publication (i.e., the "diffusion of knowledge") is one of the two prime functions of the Smithsonian Institution, another complete list is especially appropriate this year (1946) when the one-hundreth anniversary of the Institution's found is being observed. Publications of the National Museum have appeared in five series as follows: Annual Reports, Bulletins, Proceedings, Special Bulletins, and Circulars.