Hoofed mammals include many families of large, well-known animals. In the second volume of HMW they are revealed in all their fascinating detail, in riveting accounts written by some of the most renowned authorities in the world. The species accounts supply complete and up-to-date information at a time when new and increasingly sophisticated methods of DNA analysis are reshaping our knowledge of these species; to give just one example, the family Bovidae has almost doubled its size in the last five years, to the 279 distinct species known today. Contents: Family Orycteropodidae (Aardvark). William Andrew Taylor. Family Procaviidae (Hyraxes) Hendrik Hoeck. Family Elephantidae (Elephants). George Wittemyer. Family Manidae (Pangolins) Philippe Gaubert. Family Equidae (Horses and relatives) Daniel Rubenstein. Family Rhinocerotidae (Rhinoceroses) Eric Dinerstein. Family Tapiridae (Tapirs) Emília Patrícia Medici. Family Camelidae (Camels) William Franklin. Family Suidae (Pigs) Erik Meijaard, Jean-Pierre dHuart & William Oliver. Family Tayassuidae (Peccaries) Andrew Taber, Mariana Altrichter, Harald Beck & Jaime Gongora. Family Hippopotamidae (Hippopotamuses) Rebecca Lewison. Family Tragulidae (Chevrotains) Erik Meijaard. Family Moschidae (Musk-deer) Colin Groves. Family Cervidae (Deer) Stefano Mattioli. Family Bovidae (Hollow-horned Ruminants) Colin Groves, David Leslie, Brent Huffman, Raul Valdez, Khushal Habibi, Paul Weinberg, James Burton, Peter Jarman & William Robichaud Family Antilocapridae (Pronghorn) John Byers. Family Giraffidae (Giraffe and Okapi) John Skinner & Graham Mitchell.