The Ruminantia (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla) from the Oligocene to the Early Miocene of Western Europe: systematics, plaeoecology and palaeobiogeography
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Abstract: Nowadays, the ruminants are the most ecologically diverse hoofed mammals of the world. All the extent of families (including related species from the Burdigalian) and feeding habits can be deduced from...
Author(s): Bastien Mennecart
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-278
Tourism Development, Rural Livelihoods, and Conservation in the Okavango Delta, Bostwana
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Abstract: This study analyzed changes in livelihoods before and after tourism development at Khwai, Mababe and Sankoyo villages in the Okavango Delta. Specifically, it analyzed how people interacted with species...
Author(s): Joseph Elizeri Mbaiwa
Journal: PhD Dissertation
Page Numbers: 1-202
Does tooth wear influence ageing? A comparative study across large herbivores
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Abstract: We test whether the intensity of tooth wear influences the strength of actuarial senescence across species of large herbivores. We collected from the literature data on tooth wear in the wild (measured...
Author(s): Jean-Michel Gaillard, Vérane Berger, Morgane Tidière, Patrick Duncan and Jean-François Lemaître
Journal: Experimental Gerontology
Page Numbers: 1-31
The Interrelationships of Higher Ruminant Families with Special Emphasis on the Members of the Cervoidea
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Abstract: We analyze the interrelationships of the higher (Pecoran) ruminants, and suggest possible relationships between these families and the various genera of the polyphyletic assemblage "Gelocidae." We also...
Author(s): Christine M. Janis & Kathleen M. Scott
Journal: Novitates by the American Museum of Natural History
Page Numbers: 1-88
New Fossils of Giraffokeryx (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Giraffidae) from Chinji Formation, Pakistan
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Abstract: This paper describes new fossils of Giraffokeryx originating from the Chinji Formation of northern Pakistan. The fossils, representing worth describing hemimandibles, are collected from the Middle Miocene...
Author(s): Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Khaled Siddiq, Muhammad Adeeb Babar and Muhammad Akhtar
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Zoology
Page Numbers: 367-375
Comparisons of Schansitherium tafeli with Samotherium boissieri (Giraffidae, Mammalia) from the Late Miocene of Gansu Province, China
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Abstract: We are describing and figuring for the first time skulls of Schansitherium tafeli, which are abundant in the Gansu area of China from the Late Miocene. They were animals about the size of Samotherium with...
Author(s): Sukuan Hou, Michael Cydylo, Melinda Danowitz & Nikos Solounias
Journal: PLOS One
Page Numbers: 1-29
Giraffe and okapi: Africa’s forgotten megafauna
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Abstract: The Giraffidae family includes only two living species of ungulates: the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and the okapi (Okapia johnstoni), both restricted to the African continent. Taxonomically, the...
Author(s): Noëlle F. Kümpel, Sophie Grange and Julian Fennessy
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 132-134
Observations On Lactation And Milk Composition Of The Giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis
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Abstract: Milk samples collected from giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis in the eastern Transvaal Lowveld of South Africa were analysed by conventional methods. Changes in the composition of the milk at different stages...
Author(s): A.J. Hall-Martin, J.D. Skinner & A. Smith
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 67-71
Outlines of wildlife conservation in Angola
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Abstract: A review of the history and present status of wildlife conservation in the Portuguese west African state of Angola is presented. The geomorphology, geology, climate and major biogeographic divisions are...
Author(s): Brian Huntley
Journal: The Southern African Wildlife Management Association
Page Numbers: 157-166
Contemporary niche contraction affects climate change predictions for elephants and giraffes
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Abstract: Aim: Climate change assessments are largely based on correlative species distribution models (SDMs) that are sensible to spatial biases or incompleteness of input distribution data. We tested whether changes...
Author(s): Fernando Martínez‐Freiría, Pedro Tarroso, Hugo Rebelo and José C. Brito
Journal: Diversity and Distributions
Page Numbers: 432–444