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Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Volume 2

Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Volume 2

Handbook of the Mammals of the World – Volume 2

Hoofed Mammals


🖊️ Edited by Don E. Wilson, Russell A. Mittermeier

🎨 Illustrated by Toni Llobet


Published by Lynx Edicions in association with Conservation International and IUCN


Hoofed mammals include many families of large, well-known animals. In the second volume of HMW they are revealed in all their fascinating detail, in riveting accounts written by some of the most renowned authorities in the world. The species accounts supply complete and up-to-date information at a time when new and increasingly sophisticated methods of DNA analysis are reshaping our knowledge of these species; to give just one example, the family Bovidae has almost doubled its size in the last five years, to the 279 distinct species known today.


Families covered in this volume 
Family Orycteropodidae (Aardvark)William Andrew Taylor
Family Procaviidae (Hyraxes)Hendrik Hoeck
Family Elephantidae (Elephants)George Wittemyer
Family Manidae (Pangolins)Philippe Gaubert
Family Equidae (Horses and relatives)Daniel Rubenstein
Family Rhinocerotidae (Rhinoceroses)Eric Dinerstein
Family Tapiridae (Tapirs)Emília Patrícia Medici
Family Camelidae (Camels)William Franklin
Family Suidae (Pigs)Erik Meijaard, Jean-Pierre d’Huart & William Oliver
Family Tayassuidae (Peccaries)Andrew Taber, Mariana Altrichter, Harald Beck & Jaime Gongora
Family Hippopotamidae (Hippopotamuses)Rebecca Lewison
Family Tragulidae (Chevrotains)Erik Meijaard
Family Moschidae (Musk-deer)Colin Groves
Family Cervidae (Deer)Stefano Mattioli
Family Bovidae (Hollow-horned Ruminants)Colin Groves, David Leslie, Brent Huffman, Raul Valdez, Khushal Habibi, Paul Weinberg, James Burton, Peter Jarman & William Robichaud
Family Antilocapridae (Pronghorn)John Byers
Family Giraffidae (Giraffe and Okapi)John Skinner & Graham Mitchell
  • 56 colour plates
  • 664 colour photographs
  • 430 distribution maps
  • c.5000 bibliographical references


WEIGHT4.78 kg
DIMENSIONS24 × 31 cm






Sem Broeke – June 12, 2019

it’s a great book for all lovers of these wonderful animals. It shoes all of the hoofed animals, not just the famous ones. It also shoes some lesser known animals like the pangolins, the hyraxes and the aardvark. In the past five years the bovid species had doubled, because of new DNA research. Althow the book was published in 2011, it contains the newest information from that year about all of the 279 bovid species.
It’s a great book, I defenitely recommend it!

  • Authors

    Chief Editors

    Dr Don E. Wilson: Chairman, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA; and Co-chair, IUCN/SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group.

    Dr Russell A. Mittermeier: President, Conservation International; Vice-President, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); and Chair, IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, USA.



    Dr Mariana Altrichter: Instructor, Department of Environmental Studies and Cultural and Regional Studies, Prescott College, Arizona, USA; and Co-chair, IUCN/SSC Peccary Specialist Group.

    Dr Harald Beck: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University, Towson, Maryland, USA; and Co-chair, IUCN/SSC Peccary Specialist Group.

    Dr James A. Burton: Research Manager, Earthwatch Institute, Oxford, England; also, Chair, IUCN/SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group.

    Dr John A. Byers: Professor of Zoology, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA.

    Dr Jean-Pierre d'Huart: Director, Conservation Consultancy Services sprl, Beauvechain, Belgium.

    Dr Eric Dinerstein: Chief Scientist and Vice President for Science, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC, USA.

    Dr William L. Franklin: Professor Emeritus, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.

    Dr Philippe Gaubert: Staff Researcher, UMR BOREA, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; and member of the IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group.

    Dr Jaime Gongora: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

    Professor Colin Groves: Professor of Biological Anthropology, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia; also, member of the following IUCN/SSC groups: African Rhino, Antelope, Asian Rhino, Asian Wild Cattle, Deer, Equid, Hippo, Peccary, Primate, Small Carnivore, and Wild Pig.

    Dr Khushal Habibi: Wildlife Biologist, Clarksville, Maryland, USA.

    Dr Hendrik N. Hoeck: Board member of Ubuntu Foundation, Switzerland, and Fundación Humedales, Colombia; also, President of the Friends of Galápagos, Switzerland.

    Brent A. Huffman: Zoologist,, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Professor Peter J. Jarman: Honorary Associate, School of Zoology, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia.

    Dr David M. Leslie, Jr: Unit Leader and Adjunct Professor, United States Geological Survey, Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.

    Dr Rebecca L. Lewison: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA; and Chair, IUCN/SSC Hippo Specialist Group.

    Dr Stefano Mattioli: Collaborator of the Research Unit of Behavioural Ecology, Ethology and Wildlife Biology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.

    Dr Emília Patrícia Medici: Research Coordinator, Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research), Brazil; also, Chair, IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group.

    Dr Erik Meijaard: Forest Director, People and Nature Consulting International, Jakarta, Indonesia; also, Visiting Fellow, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

    Professor Graham Mitchell: Emeritus Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA; also, Honorary Professor, Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

    William L. R. Oliver: Director, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Programme, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Manila, Philippines; also, Chair, IUCN/SSC Wild Pigs Specialist Group.

    William Robichaud: Coordinator, Saola Working Group, IUCN/SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group, Laos and USA.

    Professor Dan I. Rubenstein: Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

    Professor John Skinner: Professor Extraordinaire, Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

    Dr Andrew B. Taber: Deputy Director General, Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia.

    Dr Andrew Taylor: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA.

    Dr Raul Valdez: Professor, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

    Dr Paul J. Weinberg: Leading researcher, North Ossetian State Nature Reserve, Alagir, Republic North Ossetia-Alania, Russian Federation.

    Dr George Wittemyer: Assistant Professor, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.


    Toni Llobet

    Toni Llobet (b. Barcelona, 1975) is a self-taught wildlife artist and naturalist, with a wide knowledge of field naturalism, geography and environmental issues. As well as being a field sketcher and traditional painter, he is a master of digital illustration technique, which allows him to work to high levels of both accuracy and productivity.

    More than two decades as a wildlife artist - his first illustrations were created in his early teens for local bulletins and guides - have yielded a wide range of material and publications, from interpretation boards for Natural Parks to environmental computer games and websites, as well as children's books on endangered species, T-shirts, posters, information panels, logos, leaflets, guides, and books and other material for organizations and government bodies both in Catalonia and abroad, such as the Catalan Institute for Ornithology, the Durrell Wildlife Preservation Trust, Greenpeace, WWF, the Swedish ministry of the Environment and the UNEP-MAP programme. The Catalan Bird Breeding Atlas 1999-2002 was one of his most important projects prior to the challenge of illustrating the Handbook of the Mammals of the World.

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