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Hoofed mammals are called Ungulates. A hoof is simply an enlarged toenail. 

All such animals belong to the taxonomic group “Ungulata”. This book captures an enjoyable compilation of factual information about the biological characteristics and significance to humans that various types of Ungulates possess. Learn what differentiates groups of ungulates from one another – how do their physical characteristics, behaviours and distributions differ?

This 104 page book is a captivating read, including a wealth of knowledge about these unique mammals and a beautiful array of complimentary photos.
 
The book is primarily aimed at people with an avid interest in mammals and those wishing to specialise in their learning of mammals. It is a great reference point for someone undertaking animal studies and for anyone studying an ACS Distance Education course in Wildlife, Zoo Keeping or Vertebrate Zoology, it would make a fantastic complimentary study guide.

 

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
Social media
 
 


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