Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals by Devra G. Kleiman, Valerius Geist, Melissa C. McDade, Joseph

By Devra G. Kleiman, Valerius Geist, Melissa C. McDade, Joseph E. Trumpey

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David M. Shackleton, PhD Alton S. Harestad, PhD Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia ᭝ Bovids I Kudus, buffaloes, and bison (Bovinae) Class Mammalia Order Artiodactyla Suborder Ruminantia Family Bovidae Subamily Bovinae Thumbnail description Small to very large herbivores; males and often females bear unbranched horns on the head; limb structure is typical of the Artiodactyla, with two main toes terminating in hooves; all have a ruminant digestive system Size Length 30–170 in (80–435 cm); shoulder height 24–85 in (60–220 cm); weight 36–2,600 lb (17–1,200 kg) Number of genera, species 9 genera; 24 species Distribution Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America Habitat Forest, woodland, savanna, scrub, grassland, alpine meadows, prairie, and steppe Conservation status Critically Endangered: 2 species; Endangered: 7 species; Vulnerable: 4 species; Lower Risk/Conservation Dependent: 7 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 3 species Evolution and systematics The Bovinae is comprised of 24 extant species in three tribes: Boselaphini, Bovini, and Tragelaphini.

Cambodia, southeast Thailand, southern Laos, and western Vietnam. Primarily grazers, but will also consume fruit. Critically Endangered Dark brown or black. Body is massive, Kouprey legs are long, backs are humped. Bos sauveli French: Boeuf gris cambodgien; Spanish: Kouprey, toro cuprey Nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus Large body with short, smooth horns in males. Gray to brownish gray in males, females and young are brown to orangish. Patches of white on face and below chin. White “beard” or tufts of hair present.

III, Part C (Bovids). London and New York: Academic Press, 1982. Lott, D. F. American Bison: A Natural History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Mloszewski, M. J. The Behavior and Ecology of the African Buffalo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. Nowak, R. M. Walker’s Mammals of the World, 5th ed. Baltimore and London: The John Hopkins University Press, 1991. Schaller, G. B. Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1998. Sinclair, A.

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