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The evolution of artiodactyls

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  • "Artiodactyls are diverse and successful hoofed mammals, represented by nearly two hundred living species of pigs, peccaries, hippos, camels, deer, sheep, cattle, giraffes, and other even-toed ungulates. In the last five years, a tremendous amount of research has been conducted on this important order. The Evolution of Artiodactyls synthesizes this research into a single, comprehensive volume. Here Donald R. Prothero, Scott E. Foss, and a team of distinguished international experts explore evolutionary topics and trends among all living artiodactyl families as well as many that are extinct. They also discuss the molecular phylogeny of terrestrial artiodactyls; phylogenetic relationships of cetaceans to terrestrial artiodactyls, and the earliest artiodactyls -- Diacodexidae, Dichobunidae, Homacodontidae, Leptochoeridae, and Raoellidae. A landmark reference, The Evolution of Artiodactyls belongs on the library shelf of every paleontologist, mammalogist, and evolutionary biologist."

  • "The evolution of artiodactyls"