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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, livestock, buffalo, goats, giraffes and their family members - 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 ebook is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this attention-grabbing and ecologically very important crew of mammals. Eminent specialists from around the globe have contributed to this e-book on ruminants, integrating details from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box experiences of behaviour, ecology, and the consequences of weather switch. additionally coated 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. the various residing species are endangered, say the authors, and information in their background, evolution, and easy biology is necessary to their conservation.

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