🖊️ Editado por Don E. Wilson, Russell A. Mittermeier
🎨 Ilustrado por Toni Llobet
Publicado por Lynx Edicions en asociación con Conservation International e IUCN
Los ungulados incluyen muchas familias de animales grandes y bien conocidos. En el segundo volumen del HMW los textos de las especies, escritos por algunos de los científicos más reconocidos del mundo, describen estos animales en toda su fascinante complejidad. Los textos ofrecen una información completamente actualizada, en un momento en que los métodos nuevos y cada vez más sofisticados de análisis de ADN están transformando nuestros conocimientos de las especies; por ejemplo, la familia Bovidae casi ha duplicado su tamaño en los últimos cinco años, con 279 especies distintas actualmente reconocidas.
Dr Don E. Wilson: Chairman, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA; and Co-chair, IUCN/SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group.
Dr Russell A. Mittermeier: President, Conservation International; Vice-President, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); and Chair, IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, USA.
Dr Mariana Altrichter: Instructor, Department of Environmental Studies and Cultural and Regional Studies, Prescott College, Arizona, USA; and Co-chair, IUCN/SSC Peccary Specialist Group.
Dr Harald Beck: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University, Towson, Maryland, USA; and Co-chair, IUCN/SSC Peccary Specialist Group.
Dr James A. Burton: Research Manager, Earthwatch Institute, Oxford, England; also, Chair, IUCN/SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group.
Dr John A. Byers: Professor of Zoology, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA.
Dr Jean-Pierre d'Huart: Director, Conservation Consultancy Services sprl, Beauvechain, Belgium.
Dr Eric Dinerstein: Chief Scientist and Vice President for Science, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC, USA.
Dr William L. Franklin: Professor Emeritus, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.
Dr Philippe Gaubert: Staff Researcher, UMR BOREA, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; and member of the IUCN/SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group.
Dr Jaime Gongora: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Professor Colin Groves: Professor of Biological Anthropology, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia; also, member of the following IUCN/SSC groups: African Rhino, Antelope, Asian Rhino, Asian Wild Cattle, Deer, Equid, Hippo, Peccary, Primate, Small Carnivore, and Wild Pig.
Dr Khushal Habibi: Wildlife Biologist, Clarksville, Maryland, USA.
Dr Hendrik N. Hoeck: Board member of Ubuntu Foundation, Switzerland, and Fundación Humedales, Colombia; also, President of the Friends of Galápagos, Switzerland.
Professor Peter J. Jarman: Honorary Associate, School of Zoology, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia.
Dr David M. Leslie, Jr: Unit Leader and Adjunct Professor, United States Geological Survey, Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.
Dr Rebecca L. Lewison: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA; and Chair, IUCN/SSC Hippo Specialist Group.
Dr Stefano Mattioli: Collaborator of the Research Unit of Behavioural Ecology, Ethology and Wildlife Biology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
Dr Emília Patrícia Medici: Research Coordinator, Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research), Brazil; also, Chair, IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group.
Dr Erik Meijaard: Forest Director, People and Nature Consulting International, Jakarta, Indonesia; also, Visiting Fellow, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Professor Graham Mitchell: Emeritus Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA; also, Honorary Professor, Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
William L. R. Oliver: Director, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Programme, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Manila, Philippines; also, Chair, IUCN/SSC Wild Pigs Specialist Group.
William Robichaud: Coordinator, Saola Working Group, IUCN/SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group, Laos and USA.
Professor Dan I. Rubenstein: Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
Professor John Skinner: Professor Extraordinaire, Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
Dr Andrew B. Taber: Deputy Director General, Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia.
Dr Andrew Taylor: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA.
Dr Raul Valdez: Professor, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
Dr Paul J. Weinberg: Leading researcher, North Ossetian State Nature Reserve, Alagir, Republic North Ossetia-Alania, Russian Federation.
Dr George Wittemyer: Assistant Professor, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
Toni Llobet (b. Barcelona, 1975) is a self-taught wildlife artist and naturalist, with a wide knowledge of field naturalism, geography and environmental issues. As well as being a field sketcher and traditional painter, he is a master of digital illustration technique, which allows him to work to high levels of both accuracy and productivity.
More than two decades as a wildlife artist - his first illustrations were created in his early teens for local bulletins and guides - have yielded a wide range of material and publications, from interpretation boards for Natural Parks to environmental computer games and websites, as well as children's books on endangered species, T-shirts, posters, information panels, logos, leaflets, guides, and books and other material for organizations and government bodies both in Catalonia and abroad, such as the Catalan Institute for Ornithology, the Durrell Wildlife Preservation Trust, Greenpeace, WWF, the Swedish ministry of the Environment and the UNEP-MAP programme. The Catalan Bird Breeding Atlas 1999-2002 was one of his most important projects prior to the challenge of illustrating the Handbook of the Mammals of the World.