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V. 1. reduce metazoans and lesser deuterostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 2. Protostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. three. bugs / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 4-5. Fishes I-II / Neil Schlager -- v. 6. Amphibians / Neil Schlager, editor -- Reptiles / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 8-11. Birds I-IV / Donna Olendorf, venture editor -- v. 12-16. Mammals I-V -- v. 17. Cumulative index.; ''This is a revised and up to date version of 1 of the main authoritative and complete resources at the world's animals. just like the 1st version written by means of famous zoologist Bernard Grzimek and released in 1972, the second one variation covers all kinds of animals in geographic components around the globe. It contains high quality images and illustrations and a entire index to all volumes.''--''The best 20 Reference Titles of the Year,'' American Libraries, might 2004
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Subfamily: Bovids I mesticated species in southern and eastern Asia, they are also important in most other subtropical and tropical parts of the world. Large feral populations are established in places such as Australia. Domestic water buffalo continue to provide, in addition to meat, horn, and hides, milk and butter fat. They also provide low cost, accessible sources of power for plowing fields and transportation of people and their crops. ◆ Aurochs Bos taurus TAXONOMY Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758, Poloniaelig (or Uppsala, Sweden, according to Thomas).
Swamps and river floodplains), but it also occupies forests, grasslands, and shrublands from plains to mountains. In savannas, it requires large areas of dense grass with thickets or trees for resting cover. Populations that are forest dwelling obtain sufficient cover from the trees and bushes, but must meet their food requirements by frequenting small openings among the forest where ground vegetation such as grasses and forbs are abundant. Visit waterholes and muddy areas where they can drink and also wallow.
Arundinum), bohor reedbuck (R. redunca), and mountain reedbuck (R. fulvorufula). Kobus contains the waterbuck (K. ellipsiprymnus), the lechwe (K. leche) and Nile lechwe (K. megaceros), the kob (K. kob), and the puku (K. vardonii). The gray rhebok (Pelea capreolus) is also included, although its classification is controverGrzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia sial and it is sometimes placed in its own subfamily (Peleinae), or even with the dwarf antelopes (Antilopinae; Neotragini) or goats (Caprinae).