Bovids of the World : Antelopes, Gazelles, Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Relatives, Bovids are a diverse group of ruminant mammals that have hooves and unbranched hollow horns.

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

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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.

Most people who study mammals tend to concentrate on rats, or bats, or shrews, quite understandably because there are so many different species of them, but large mammals have often been rather neglected — the classification of the Bovidae commonly in use until very recently was derived, with just a little tweaking here and there over the next century, from a series of volumes published by Richard Lydekker and Gilbert Blaine between 1913 and 1915!

– 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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