East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, by Jonathan Kingdon

By Jonathan Kingdon

Kingdon's extraordinary seven-volume masterwork on East African mammals concludes with volumes at the bovids, putting them in a huge comparative, ecological, and evolutionary context. quantity IIIC covers farm animals, water buffalo, kudus, elands, dwarf antelopes, duikers, reedbucks, and waterbucks; IIID covers gazelles, impalas, wildebeests, oryxes, sheep, and goats. as well as the lovely, practical drawings which are an essential component of the textual content, the volumes comprise a reappraisal of bovid taxonomy and unique analyses of the shape and serve as of physique form and measurement, horn form, coat development, and the teeth structure.

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