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

Field / Identification GuideSPECIAL OFFER
  • The first comprehensive field guide to all 279 bovid species
  • 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

Series: Princeton Field Guides Series

By: José R Castelló(Author), Brent Huffman(Foreword By), Colin P Groves(Foreword By)

664 pages, 337 plates with 1500+ colour photos; 313 b/w distribution maps

Princeton University Press

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Paperback | Mar 2016 | #227303 | ISBN-13: 9780691167176
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NHBS Special Offer Price: £19.95 £27.95 (Save £8.00) $26/€22 approx (ends 31/12/2017)

About this book

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.

Bovids of the World 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.

"This is a very good field guide, with excellent illustrations."
– Don E. Wilson, curator emeritus, Smithsonian Institution

"Timely, superb, and grounded in thorough research, this book displays the real diversity of the bovid species – in all its complexity and splendor."
– Fenton P. D. Cotterill, Stellenbosch University

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Foreword by Brent Huffman and Colin Groves 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, Dik-diks 82
Tribe Oreotragini
   Klipspringers 224
Tribe Cephalophini
   Duikers 244
Tribe Caprini
   Sheep, Goats, and relatives 302
Tribe Hippotragini
   Horse Antelopes 466
Tribe Alcelaphini
   Tsessebes, Topis, Hartebeests, Wildebeests 496
Tribe Boselaphini
   Nilgai, Four-horned Antelope 542
Tribe Tragelaphini
   Spiral-horned Antelopes 546
Tribe Bovini
   Bison, Buffaloes, Cattle, Saola 596
Skulls 650

References 659
Index 660

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By Graham 19 Mar 2016 Unconfirmed Purchase Written for Paperback

An absolutely magnificent guide to a beautiful collection of animals!

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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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