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

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University of Chicago Press, Dec 29, 1988 - Nature - 450 pages
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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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Contents

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
230
HIPPOPOTAMIDS Hippopotamidae
250
Hippopotamus Hippo Hippopotamus amphibius
256
TYLOPODA
278
Camel Dromedary Camelus dromedarius
280
CHEVROTAINS Tragulidae
295
Water chevrotain Hyemoschus aquaticus
298
GIRAFFIDS Giraffidae
308

Horses Zebras and Asses Equus
125
Grevys zebra Somali zebra Equus grevyi
146
Ass Donkey Equus asinus no text
162
Common zebra Painted quagga Equus quagga
163
ARTIODACTYLS Artiodactyla
180
PIGS Suidae
184
Bushpig River hog Potamochoerus porcus
200
Giant hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
210
Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis
313
Okapi Okapia johnstoni
339
APPENDIX
346
BIBLIOGRAPHY
347
SYSTEMATIC INDEX
411
SUBJECT INDEX
417
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