Handbook of the mammals of the world : vol. 2 : hoofed mammals

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Handbook of the mammals of the world : vol. 2 : hoofed mammals
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This second volume in the Handbook of the Mammals of the World series covers 17 families in six orders; although united here, their grouping as "hoofed mammals" is more practical than phylogenetic. Families detailed include aardvarks, hyraxes, elephants, pangolins, horses and relatives, rhinoceroses, tapirs, camels, pigs, peccaries, hippopotamuses, chevrotains, musk-deer, deer, hollow-horned ruminants, pronghorn, and giraffe and okapi. Family accounts cover the following: systematics, morphological aspects, habitat, general habits, communication, food and feeding, breeding, movement, home range and social organisation, relationship with humans, and status and conservation. Species accounts include chapters on taxonomy, descriptive notes, habitat, food and feeding, activity patterns, movements, home range and social organization, breeding, and a bibliography.

Barcelona, ES : Lynx Edicions, 2011
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885p. : ill., maps
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Includes bibliographic references. Volume 2 of an eight part series. Features distribution maps, colour photos and colour illustrations.

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Record created: 2013/09/13
Record updated: 2020/04/10