East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume 3, Part D

Bovids

Jonathan Kingdon

East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume 3, Part D

Jonathan Kingdon

358 pages | line drawings and maps throughout | © 1982
Paper $81.00 ISBN: 9780226437255 Published December 1988
Kingdon's remarkable seven-volume masterwork on East African mammals concludes with two volumes on the bovids, placing them in a broad comparative, ecological, and evolutionary context. Volume IIIC covers cattle, water buffalo, kudus, elands, dwarf antelopes, duikers, reedbucks, and waterbucks; IIID covers gazelles, impalas, wildebeests, oryxes, sheep, and goats. In addition to the stunning, lifelike drawings that are an integral part of the text, the volumes include a reappraisal of bovid taxonomy and original analyses of the form and function of body shape and size, horn shape, coat pattern, and tooth structure.
Contents
BOVIDS, HORNED UNGULATES (BOVIDAE) continued

GAZELLINE ANTELOPES (Antilopini)
Thomson's gazelle, Tommy, Gazella thomsoni
Grant's gazelle, Gazella granti
Soemmering's gazelle, Gazella soemmeringii
Gerenuk, Litocranius walleri

ALCELAPHINES (Alcelaphini)
Impala, Aepyceros melampus
Hirola, Hunter's hartebeest, Beatragus hunteri
Topi, Tiang, Damalisc, Bastard hartebeest, Damaliscus lunatus
Hartebeest, Kongoni, Alcelaphus buselaphus
Gnu, Wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus

HORSE-LIKE ANTELOPES, HIPPOTRAGINES (Hippotragini)
Sable antelope, Hippotragus niger
Horse antelope, Roan antelope, Hippotragus equinus
Oryx, Oryx gazella

SHEEP AND GOATS, CAPRINES (Caprini)

Appendix I: Conservation
Appendix II: Management of Mammals in Captivity
Appendix I II: Disease and Parasites
Appendix IV: Exploitation

Bibliography
Checklist of Species with Authorities
Gazetteer
Systematic Index
Subject Index
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