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Ungulates are mammals which have hoofs, or hoof-like structures, on their toes.

 
In this ebook, ungulates are categorised according to different taxonomic groups, and the differentiating biological characteristics are described for each. You will learn about their anatomy, habitat, behaviour, physiology, diet and reproduction, amongst other characteristics. The book also covers the relationships between various ungulates and humans.
 
The authors have written this book as a useful reference for those wanting to specialise in their animal studies and as a useful starting point for anyone wishing to learn about these unique mammals. The book may also be useful as a complementary text for anyone studying Vertebrate Zoology or any of the Zoo Keeping or Wildlife courses offered by ACS Distance Education (Click here to view courses).
 
The book contains 104 pages and a multitude of complementary illustrations, providing the reader with an interesting learning experience about this diverse group of mammals.

 

Pages: 104

Pictures: 77
ISBN: 978-0-9954356-0-5

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION – OVERVIEW OF UNGULATES
Introduction
Digestion
Behaviour
The Ungulate Brain and Behaviour
Grandorder: Ungulata

CHAPTER 2 ARTIODACTYLS: EVEN-TOED UNGULATES
Introduction
A Note on Taxonomy
Habitat and Locomotion
Physical Characteristics
Digestion
Physiology
Psychology and Behaviour
Significance to Man
Subgroups
Suborder: Suiformes
Tayassuidae
Suidae
Hippopotamidae
Suborder: Tylopoda
Suborder: Ruminantia
Tragulidae
Giraffidae
Cervidae
Moschidae
Antilocapridae
Bovidae
What are Cattle?
Cattle Biology
Cattle Behaviour
What are Goats?
Biological Terminology
Goat Psychology and Social Structure

CHAPTER 3 PERISSODACTYLS
Introduction
Habitat and Distribution
Physical Characteristics and Physiology
Digestion
Reproduction
Behaviour
Significance to Man
Subgroups
Ceratomorpha
Hippomorpha
Equidae
Social Behaviour
Harem Breeding Groups
Territorial Breeding Groups
Domesticated Horses
Asses
Zebras
Ceratomorpha
Tapiridae
Rhinocerotidae
Physical Characteristics
Reproductive Behaviour
Diet and Feeding

CHAPTER 4 AQUATIC UNGULATES
Introduction
The order: Cetacea
Suborder: Mysticeti (Baleen Whales)
Balaenidae
Balaenopteridae
Neobalaenidae
Eschrichtiidae
Suborder: Odontoceti (Toothed Cetaceans)
Delphinidae
Physeteridae
Subfamily Kogiidae
Ziphiidae
Platanistidae
Iniidae
Lipotidae
Pontoporiidae
Monodontidae
Phocoenidae
Order: Sirenia

CHAPTER 5 OTHER UNGULATES
Order: Proboscidea
Habitat and Distribution
Physical Characteristics and Physiology
Digestion
Reproduction
Behaviour
Significance to Man
Order: Tubulidentata
Habitat and Distribution
Physical Characteristics and Physiology
Digestion
Reproduction
Behaviour
Significance to Man
Order: Hyracoidea
Habitat and Distribution
Physical Characteristics and Physiology
Digestion
Reproduction
Behaviour
Significance to Man
Physical Characteristics
Behaviour and Reproduction

APPENDIX
Distance learning and online courses
E-books by John Mason and ACS Staff include:
Printed books by John Mason
Useful contacts
ACS global partners
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