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Ungulate Taxonomy

Colin Groves and Peter Grubb

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A group of special interest to mammalogists, taxonomists, and systemicists, ungulates have proven difficult to classify. This comprehensive review of the taxonomic relationships of artiodactyls and perissodactyls brings forth new evidence in order to propose a theory of ungulate taxonomy.

With this straightforward volume, Colin Groves and the late Peter Grubb cut through previous assumptions to define ungulate genera, species, and subspecies. The species-by-species accounts incorporate new molecular, cytogenetic, and morphological data, as well as the authors’ own observations and measurements...

A group of special interest to mammalogists, taxonomists, and systemicists, ungulates have proven difficult to classify. This comprehensive review of the taxonomic relationships of artiodactyls and perissodactyls brings forth new evidence in order to propose a theory of ungulate taxonomy.

With this straightforward volume, Colin Groves and the late Peter Grubb cut through previous assumptions to define ungulate genera, species, and subspecies. The species-by-species accounts incorporate new molecular, cytogenetic, and morphological data, as well as the authors’ own observations and measurements. The authors include references and supporting arguments for new classifications.

A starting point for further research, this book is sure to be discussed and hotly debated in the mammalogical community. A well-reasoned synthesis, Ungulate Taxonomy will be a defining volume for years to come.

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Groves and Grubb have produced the first major revision of hoofed mammals since Richard Lydekker's contributions nearly 100 years ago... Their collaborative volume will likely represent the authoritative classification of ungulates well into the future, possible for the next 100 years.

Groves and Grubb have written THE book about ungulate taxonomy, which will be the benchmark and reference for the next years.

An important contribution to ungulate taxonomy written by two well-published and highly regarded authors. It should be purchased by any mammalogist or evolutionary biologist interested in ungulates for his or her library.

[Ungulate Taxonomy] will become a reference base for future studies and it is a pleasant book to handle.

Ungulate Taxonomy is a unique and significant contribution to the literature.

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10
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336
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9781421400938
Table of Contents

Preface
Theory of Ungulate Taxonomy
Part I: Perissodactyla
1. Equidae
2. Tapiridae
3. Rhinocerotidae
Part II: Artiodactyla
4. Tylopoda
5. Suidae
6. Hippopotamidae
7. Tragulidae and Moschidae
8. Antilocapridae
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Preface
Theory of Ungulate Taxonomy
Part I: Perissodactyla
1. Equidae
2. Tapiridae
3. Rhinocerotidae
Part II: Artiodactyla
4. Tylopoda
5. Suidae
6. Hippopotamidae
7. Tragulidae and Moschidae
8. Antilocapridae
9. Giraffidae
10. Cervidae
11. Bovidae
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Index

Author Bios
Colin Groves
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Colin Groves

Colin Groves is a professor of biological anthropology at Australian National University and the author of Primate Taxonomy.
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Peter Grubb

Peter Grubb was an English zoologist who, until his death in December 2006, was widely recognized as the world’s leading ungulate taxonomist.
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