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Bovidae

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Elisabeth S. Vrba and Faysal Bibi

in Ardipithecus kadabba

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780520254404
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942509 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0009
Bovidae

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This chapter presents a systematic paleontology of Bovidae. Bovids are among the most highly diversified mammalian groups, with 137 extant species in 45 genera. Bovids are represented in the late Miocene deposits of the Middle Awash by at least 17 species in 14 genera and seven tribes (Boselaphini, Tragelaphini, Reduncini, Bovini, Aepycerotini, Antilopini, and Neotragini), six of which also exist in sub-Saharan Africa today.

Keywords: paleontology; Bovidae; Bovids; Boselaphini; Tragelaphini; Reduncini; Bovini; Aepycerotini; Antilopini; Neotragini

Chapter.  18627 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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