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Marine mammals : evolutionary biology

Author: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Provides the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. This work offers a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
ISBN: 0120885522 9780120885527
OCLC Number: 156782652
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: x, 547 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: PART I: EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY Systematics and Classification Pinniped Evolution and Systematics Cetacean Evolution and Systematics Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals: Evolution and Systematics Evolutionary Biogeography PART II: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND BEHAVIOR Integumentary and Sensory Systems Musculoskeletal System and Locomotion Energetics Respiration and Diving Physiology Sound Production for Communication, Echolocation, and Prey Capture Diet, Foraging Structures, and Strategies Reproductive Structures, Strategies, and Patterns Population Structure and Population Dynamics Conservation and Protection References Appendix: Classification of Marine Mammals Glossary Index
Responsibility: Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs ; with illustrations by Pieter Arend Folkens, Peter J. Adam.

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