The Neotropics. Home to Woolly Opposums and Silky Anteaters, cold margeritas, hot chilli and hotter chicas.
Information - sometimes detailed, sometimes less so - on mammal watching in many Latin American and Caribbean countries can be found in the pages linked to the right.
Resources - Books
Eisenberg, J. and Redford, K. 1989. Mammals of the Neotropics. University of Chicago Press. This three volume set (with each volume covering a different group of countries) appears to be the definitive work on mammals in the region.
Emmons, L. 1997. Neotropical Rainforest Mammals A Field Guide. University of Chicago Press. This is the only near comprehensive field guide I've seen for the neotropics. It includes most of the mammals found at altitudes below 1000m. Some of the bats and murid rodents are treated only to the genus level.
Reid, F. 1997. A Field Guide To The Mammals Of Central American And Southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press. This is excellent, and especially useful for identifying bats and rodents (many of which of course extend further south). It has a lot of information on where to find many of the species in Central America that I have yet to put to the test.
Barquez, R., Mares, M. and Ojeda, Ricardo. 1991. Mammals of Tucaman. Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. If you are ever in this bit of Argentina then this would be a very useful book. Information and black and white illustrations on every species.
Pearson, D. and Beletsky, L. 2005. Travellers' Wildlife Guides: Brazil (Amazon & Pantanal). Arris Publishing, UK. A general guide to the fauna of Brazil with some quite limited information on mammals and where to look for them.
Chester, Sharon. 2008. A Wildlife Guide To Chile. A&C Black, London. A nice looking guide to the fauna and flora of continental Chile and islands. It covers nearly all of mammals, and has information on national parks and which species occur in each.
Bennett, S. 2003. Los Micos De Colombia (The Monkeys of Colombia) Panaericana Formas e Impresos SA. A useful guide to the confusing taxonomy of primates in the region. It is, of course, in Spanish.
Wainwright, M. 2007. The Mammals of Costa Rica. Zona Tropical Publications, Cornell. Nice looking field guide that includes most species, but doesn't have detailed desciptions of all the bats and shrews.
Tirira, D. 2010. Los Mamiferos Del Ecuador. Useful guide to all the species, but in Spanish. An online version is available too.
resources - Websites
The Mammals of Argentina is a mix of Spanish and English articles
with links to various websites on marsupials and other South American
mammals, some in Spanish.
The Marsupials of of Argentina is an annotated checklist of their
distribution and conservation.
The Mammals of Ecuador is a brilliant resource. This has a full list of all Ecuador's mammals and - if you search (Buscar) by species - you can get detailed photos of each species. If only every country had one of these.