Bovids of the World: Antelopes, Gazelles, Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Relatives

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Princeton University Press, 12 kwi 2016 - 664

Bovids are a diverse group of ruminant mammals that have hooves and unbranched hollow horns. Bovids of the World is the first comprehensive field guide to cover all 279 bovid species, including antelopes, gazelles, cattle, buffaloes, sheep, and goats. From the hartebeest of Africa and the takin of Asia to the muskox of North America, bovids are among the world's most spectacular animals and this stunningly illustrated and easy-to-use field guide is an ideal way to learn more about them.

The guide covers all species and subspecies of bovids described to date. It features more than 300 superb full-color plates depicting every kind of bovid, as well as detailed facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, horn morphology, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and conservation status in the wild. This book also shows where to observe each species and includes helpful distribution maps.

Suitable for anyone with an interest in natural history, Bovids of the World is a remarkable and attractive reference, showcasing the range and beauty of these important mammals.

  • The first comprehensive field guide to all 279 bovid species
  • 337 full-color plates, with more than 1,500 photographs
  • Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status
  • Fully updated and revised taxonomy, with common and scientific names
  • Easy-to-read distribution maps

 

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FOREWORD
5
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
7
INTRODUCTION
8
TRIBE AEPYCEROTINI Impalas
24
TRIBE NEOTRAGINI Sunis Royal Antelope Pygmy Antelope ...
28
TRIBE REDUNCINI Reedbucks Waterbucks Rhebok
38
TRIBE ANTILOPINI Gazelles Oribis Steenbok Grysbok Dikdiks ...
82
TRIBE OREOTRAGINI Klipspringers
224
TRIBE HIPPOTRAGINI Horse Antelopes
466
TRIBE ALCELAPHINI Tsessebes Topis Hartebeests Wildebeests ...
496
TRIBE BOSELAPHINI Nilgai Fourhorned Antelope ...
542
TRIBE TRAGELAPHINI Spiralhorned Antelopes
546
TRIBE BOVINI Bison Buffaloes Cattle Saola
596
SKULLS
650
REFERENCES
659
INDEX
660

TRIBE CEPHALOPHINI Duikers
244
TRIBE CAPRINI Sheep Goats and relatives
302

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José R. Castelló is a medical doctor with a particular interest in zoology and biology. He is a member of the American Society of Mammalogists and the Spanish Society for Conservation and Study of Mammals. He lives in Madrid.

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