Artiodactyls are diverse and successful hoofed mammals, represented by nearly two hundred living species of pigs, peccaries, hippos, camels, deer, sheep, cattle, giraffes, and other even-toed ungulates.
In the recent years, a tremendous amount of research has been conducted on this important order. "e;The Evolution of Artiodactyls"e; synthesizes this research into a single, comprehensive volume. Here Donald R. Prothero, Scott E. Foss, and a team of distinguished international experts explore a variety of topics, including molecular phylogeny of terrestrial artiodactyls phylogenetic relationships of cetaceans to terrestrial artiodactyls, and the earliest artiodactyls--Diacodexidae, Dichobunidae, Homacodontidae, Leptochoeridae, and Raoellidae.
A landmark reference, "e;The Evolution of Artiodactyls"e; belongs in the library of every paleontologist, mammalogist, and evolutionary biologist.
Contributors: Jean-Renaud Boisserie, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle; Edward Byrd Davis, University of Oregon; Stephane Ducrocq, Universite de Poitiers; Jorg Erfurt, Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg; Jonathan H. Geisler, Georgia Southern University; Colin P. Groves, Australian National University; John M. Harris, George C. Page Museum; James G. Honey, University of Colorado, Boulder; Christine M. Janis, Brown University; Fabrice Lihoreau, Universite de N'Djamena; Matthew R. Liter, Occidental College; Liu Li-Ping, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, China; Joshua A. Ludtke, San Diego State University; Jonathan D. Marcot, University of Colorado Museum; Gregoire Metais, Carnegie Museum of Natural History; Gertrud E. Rossner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen; Nikos Solounias, American Museum of Natural History; James Bowie Stevens and Margaret Skeels Stevens, Lamar University; Jessica M. Theodor, University of Calgary; Mark D. Uhen, Cranbrook Institute of Science; Inessa Vislobokova, Russian Academy of Sciences