Antelopes, Deer, and Relatives: Fossil Record, Behavioral by Elizabeth S. Vrba,Mr. George B. Schaller,George B. Schaller PDF

By Elizabeth S. Vrba,Mr. George B. Schaller,George B. Schaller

From the period of early cave work to the current time, ruminants - deer, antelopes, farm animals, buffalo, goats, giraffes and their relations - have captured the human mind's eye. current on each continent other than Australia and Antarctica, they've got additionally been extra very important to human subsistence than the other mammalian team. This booklet is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this interesting and ecologically very important workforce of mammals. Eminent gurus from worldwide have contributed to this e-book on ruminants, integrating info from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box experiences of behaviour, ecology, and the consequences of weather swap. additionally lined are the genetics, morphology, and behavior of the saola (one of a number of new species lately present in the Annamite Mountains among Laos and Vietnam) and different survivors from remoted and historical branches at the ruminant genealogy. a number of the residing species are endangered, say the authors, and information in their background, evolution, and easy biology is important to their conservation.

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