The second volume of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World series includes the following families: Aardvark; Hyraxes; Elephants; Pangolins; Horses and relatives; Rhinoceroses; Tapirs; Camels; Pigs; Peccaries; Hippopotamuses; Chevrotains; Musk-deer; Deer; Hollow-horned Ruminants; Pronghorn; Giraffe and Okapi.
The species accounts supply complete and up-to-date information on hoofed mammals at a time when new and increasingly sophisticated methods of DNA analysis is reshaping our knowledge of these species; to give just one example, the bovidae family has almost doubled its size in the last five years, to the 279 distinct species known today. 664 colour photographs, 56 colour plates, distribution maps.
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|Author||Don E Wilson, Russell A Mittermeier|
|Illustrations||Colour Photographs, Colour Plates, Distribution Maps|