autor: M. Melletti, J. Burton (eds.)

tytuł: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour of Wild Cattle: Implications for Conservation
wydawnictwo: Cambridge University Press
miejsce wydania: Cambrigde, United Kingdom
data wydania: 2014
liczba stron: xvi, 462
numer ISBN: 978-1-107-03664-2

informacje nt. tytułu: www.cambridge.org/9781107036642

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

     
CONTENTS
List of contributors ix
Foreword by Simon Stuart xiii
Acknowledgements xiv
Introduction 1
Part I - Systematic, ecology and domestication 7
Systematic and evolution of Bovini 7
Bovini as keystone species and landscape architects 21
Domestic cattle and buffaloes 30
Part II - Evolution, anatomy and function
39
The evolution and skeletal anatomy of wild cattle (Bovini) 39
Bovine mammary anatomy and function 51
The digestive system of ruminants, and peculiarities of (wild) cattle 57
Anatomy and evolution of teeth 63
Evolution, development and functional role of horns in cattle 72
Part III - Species accounts 83
American bison Bison bison (Linnaeus, 1758) 83
European bison Bison bonasus (Linnaeus, 1758) 115
Gaur Bos gaurus C. H. Smith, 1827 174
Wild yak Bos mutus (Przewalski, 1883) 194
Banteng Bos javanicus d'Alton,1823 216
Kouprey Bos sauveli A. Urbain, 1937 231
Aurochs Bos primigenius Bojanus, 1827 240
Wild water buffalo Bubalus arnee (Kerr, 1792) 255
Anoas Bubalus depressicornis (C. H. Smith, 1827); Bubalus quarlesi (Owens, 1910) 302
Tamaraw Bubalus mindorensis Heude, 1888 310
Saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis Dung, Giao, Chinh, Touc, Arctander & Mackinnon, 1993 318
African buffalo Syncerus caffer (Sparrman, 1779) 326
Part IV - Conservation and management 373
What is a wild bison? A case study of plains bison conservation in Canada 373
The case study: the restitution of the wisent (Bison bonasus) to the Carpathians 385
Capture and translocation of gaur (Bos gaurus) in India 393
Status and management of the endangered wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Nepal 403
Genetic structure of the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) at continental and population scales: an evolutionary and conservation approach 410
Livestock and buffalo (Syncerus caffer) interfaces in Africa: ecology of disease transmission and implications for conservation and development 431
Ex situ conservation of wild cattle: roles, status, management successes and challenges 446
Index 459
   

 

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