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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 - 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 workforce. This publication is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this attention-grabbing and ecologically very important staff of mammals. Eminent gurus from all over the world have contributed to this e-book on ruminants, integrating info from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box reviews of behaviour, ecology, and the consequences 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 historic branches at the ruminant genealogy. the various residing species are endangered, say the authors, and data in their background, evolution, and easy biology is necessary to their conservation.

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


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