In zoology, mammalogy is the study of mammals – a class of vertebrates with characteristics such as homeothermic metabolism, fur, four-chambered hearts, and complex nervous systems. Mammalogy has also been known as "mastology," "theriology," and "therology." There are about 4,200 different species of mammals. The major branches of mammalogy include natural history, taxonomy and systematics, anatomy and physiology, ethology, ecology, and management and control. The approximate salary of a mammalogist varies from $20,000 to $60,000 a year, depending on their experience. Mammalogists are typically involved in activities such as conducting research, managing personnel, and writing proposals.
Mammalogy branches off into other taxonomically-oriented disciplines such as primatology (study of primates), and cetology (study of cetaceans). Like other studies, mammalogy is also a part of zoology which is also a part of biology.
List of mammalogy journals
This is a list of scientific journals broadly serving mammalogists. In addition, many other more general zoology, ecology and evolution, or conservation journals also deal with mammals, and several journals are specific to only certain taxonomic groups of mammals.
|Journal||Organization||Publication Schedule||Impact Factor||First Issue||Open Access||Page Charges||Online ISSN||Print ISSN||Former Name|
|Journal of Mammalogy||American Society of Mammalogists||Bimonthly||2.308||1919||Option||Yes||1545-1542||0022-2372||none|
|Mammal Review||The Mammal Society||Quarterly||3.919||1970||Option||No||1365-2907||-||none|
|Mammalian Biology||German Society for Mammalian Biology||Bimonthly||1.337||1935||Option||No||1616-5047||-||Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde|
|Mammal Research||Polish Academy of Sciences||Quarterly||1.161||1954||Option||No||2199-241X||2199-2401||Acta Theriologica|
|Mammal Study||Mammal Society of Japan||Quarterly||0.426||1959||No||No||1348-6160||1343-4152||Journal of the Mammalogical Society of Japan|
|Hystrix, Italian Journal of Mammalogy||Italian Theriological Association||Quarterly||0.593||1986||Yes||No||1825-5272||-||none|
|Galemys, Spanish Journal of Mammalogy||Spanish Society of Mammalogists||Annually||-||1988||Yes||No||2254-8408||-||none|
|Lutra||Dutch Mammal Society||Biannually||-||1957||Yes||No||-||-||none|
|Australian Mammalogy||Australian Mammal Society||Biannually||-||1972||No||No||1836-7402||0310-0049||none|
|Acta Theriologica Sinica||Mammalogical Society of China||Quarterly||-||1981||Yes||No||1000-1050||-||none|
|Proceedings of the Theriological School||Ukrainian Theriological Society||Biannually||-||1998||Yes||No||2074-2274||2312-2749||none|
- Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- The American Society of Mammalogists
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