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

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University of Chicago Press, 29 בדצמ׳ 1988 - 450 עמודים
Acclaimed and coveted by both naturalists and lovers of wildlife illustration, Jonathan Kingdon's seven-volume East African Mammals has become a classic of modern natural history. This paperback edition makes Kingdon's remarkable artistic and scientific achievement—his hundreds of drawings and perceptive study of all the mammals in East Africa's species-rich fauna—available to the wide audience it deserves.

Volume IIIB celebrates the large mammals for which the African plains are so famous—elephants, rhinos, zebras, bushpigs, and warthogs, hippopotamuses, camels, chevrotains, giraffes. Kingdon brings his artist's eye to such puzzles as the zebra's stripes and the giraffe's spots, making original observations throughout the seven volumes about the evolutionary and functional significance of coat color, facial expressions, and curious forms and markings.

The beauty of the animals, so vivid in these incomparable drawings, is made more poignant by the acknowledgment of their increasingly endangered status. Kingdon discusses the inevitable problems posed by large mammal communities in a developing continent and includes numerous maps indicating their declining ranges and populations.
 

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PROBOSCIDS Proboscidea
8
ELEPHANTIDS Elephantidae
18
Elephant Loxodonta africana
30
PERISSODACTYLS Perissodactyla
76
CERATOMORPHS Ceratomorpha etc
80
Black rhinoceros Browse rhinoceros Diceros bicornis
92
White rhinocerus Grass rhinocerus Ceratotherium simum
106
EQUIDS Equidae
120
Warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus
228
HIPPOPOTAMIDS Hippopotamidae
248
Hippopotamus Hippo Hippopotamus amphibius
254
TYLOPODA
276
Camel Dromedary Camelus dromedarius
278
CHEVROTAINS Tragulidae
293
Water chevrotain Hyemoschus aquaticus
296
GIRAFFIDS Giraffidae
306

Horses Zebras and Asses Equus
125
Grevys zebra Somali zebra Equus grevyi
144
Ass Donkey Equus asinus no text
160
Common zebra Painted quagga Equus quagga
161
ARTIODACTYLS Artiodactyla
178
PIGS Suidae
182
Bushpig River hog Potamochoerus porcus
198
Giant hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
208
Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis
311
Okapi Okapia johnstoni
337
APPENDIX
344
BIBLIOGRAPHY
345
SYSTEMATIC INDEX
409
SUBJECT INDEX
415
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