Anatomy and Evolution of the Giraffe: Parts Unknown
This book is the first to examine in detail the anatomy and evolution of the giraffe, showing that there were species of giraffe, extinct now, in North Africa and suggesting that okapis lived there as well. It explores skeletal differences in these species, and considers the anatomy of their necks, limbs, tongues and eyes. In addition, the book addresses features of locomotion in these species, and describes the evolution of the giraffe in comparison to other Giraffidae.
Nikos Solounias is a Professor of Anatomy and Embryology at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Research Associate in Palaeontology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He has published 139 scientific peer-reviewed articles, and has made important contributions to the study of the Miocene Samos fauna, the developments of tooth microwear and mesowear, and the dietary evolution of ruminants and horses through the Cenozoic. He is particularly interested in anatomy and embryology and in ruminant evolution, as well as the family Giraffidae.
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