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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, farm animals, 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 crew. This e-book is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this attention-grabbing and ecologically very important workforce of mammals. Eminent experts from around the globe have contributed to this booklet on ruminants, integrating info from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box reviews of behaviour, ecology, and the results of weather swap. additionally lined 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 historical branches at the ruminant genealogy. a number of the residing species are endangered, say the authors, and information in their historical past, evolution, and simple biology is important to their conservation.

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