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

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 family - have captured the human mind's eye. current on each continent other than Australia and Antarctica, they've got additionally been extra vital to human subsistence than the other mammalian team. This publication is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this interesting and ecologically vital team of mammals. Eminent experts from around the globe have contributed to this ebook on ruminants, integrating details from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box reports of behaviour, ecology, and the results of weather switch. additionally coated are the genetics, morphology, and behavior of the saola (one of numerous new species lately present in the Annamite Mountains among Laos and Vietnam) and different survivors from remoted and historic branches at the ruminant genealogy. a few of the dwelling species are endangered, say the authors, and data in their background, evolution, and simple biology is necessary to their conservation.

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