Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals

by Wilson, Don E.; Mittermeier, Russell A.
Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals
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Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals

by Wilson, Don E.; Mittermeier, Russell A.

Format: Hardcover

Code: HMW2

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Following in the footsteps of the highly lauded Handbook of the Birds of the World series, the newly announced Handbook of the Mammals of the World is already creating a buzz. To be completed over the next several years in eight volumes, this series is expected to be an extraordinary and unique project, illustrating and describing in detail every mammalian species on the planet.

In the second volume of HMW hoofed mammals are revealed in all their fascinating detail, in riveting accounts written by some of the most renowned authorities in the world. The species accounts supply complete and up-to-date information at a time when new and increasingly sophisticated methods of DNA analysis are reshaping our knowledge of these species; to give just one example, the family Bovidae has almost doubled its size in the last five years, to the 279 distinct species known today.

Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals. Edited by Don E. Wilson, Russell A. Mittermeier; Illustrated by Toni Llobet. Published by Lynx Edicions in association with Conservation International and IUCN

Contents:

  • Family Orycteropodidae (Aardvark) - William Andrew Taylor
  • Family Procaviidae (Hyraxes) - Hendrik Hoek
  • Family Elephantidae (Elephants) - George Wittemyer
  • Family Manidae (Pangolins) - Philippe Gaubert
  • Family Equidae (Horses and relatives) - Daniel Rubenstein
  • Family Rhinocerotidae (Rhinoceroses) - Eric Dinerstein
  • Family Tapiridae (Tapirs) - Emília Patrícia Medici
  • Family Camelidae (Camels) - William Franklin
  • Family Suidae (Pigs) - Erik Meijaard, Jean-Pierre d'Huart & William Oliver
  • Family Tayassuidae (Peccaries) - Andrew Taber, Mariana Altrichter, Harald Beck & Jaime Gongora
  • Family Hippopotamidae (Hippopotamuses) - Rebecca Lewison
  • Family Tragulidae (Chevrotains) - Erik Meijaard
  • Family Moschidae (Musk-deer) - Colin Groves
  • Family Cervidae (Deer) - Stefano Mattioli
  • Family Bovidae (Hollow-horned Ruminants) - Colin Groves, David Leslie, Brent Huffman, Raul Valdez, Khushal Habibi, Paul Weinberg, James Burton, Peter Jarman, Simon Hedges & William Robichaud
  • Family Antilocapridae (Pronghorn) - John Byers
  • Family Giraffidae (Giraffe and Okapi) - John Skinner & Graham Mitchell

ISBN: 9788496553774

Publisher: Lynx Edicions

Year of Publication: 2011

Page Count: 884

Shipping Weight: 11.00