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Herpetology : an introductory biology of amphibians and reptiles

Author: Laurie J Vitt; Janalee P Caldwell
Publisher: Amsterdam : Academic Press, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

Covers the basic biology of amphibians and reptiles, with updates in nearly every conceptual area. This book brings the research to the reader, ranging over topics in evolution, reproduction,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie J Vitt; Janalee P Caldwell
ISBN: 9780123869197 0123869196
OCLC Number: 898295183
Description: xiv, 757 p. : il., gràf., map, taules ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I Evolutionary History 1. Tetrapod Relationships and Evolutionary Systematics 2. Anatomy of Amphibians and Reptiles 3. Evolution of Ancient and Modern Amphibians and Reptiles Part II Reproduction and Reproductive Modes 4. Reproduction and Life Histories 5. Reproductive Modes Part III Physiological Ecology 6. Water Balance and Gas Exchange 7. Thermoregulation, Performance, and Energetics Part IV Behavioral Ecology 8. Spacing, Movements, and Orientation 9. Communication and Social Behavior 10. Foraging Ecology and Diets 11. Defense and Escape Part V Ecology, Biogeography, and Conservation Biology 12. Ecology 13. Biogeography and Phylogeography 14. Conservation Biology Part VI Classification and Diversity of Amphibians 15. Caecilians 16. Salamanders 17. Frogs Part VII Classification and Diversity of Reptiles 18. Turtles 19. Crocodylians 20. Sphenodontidans 21. Squamates (Snakes and Lizards) Part VIII Data Sources Bibliography Glossary Taxonomic Index Subject Index
Responsibility: by Laurie J. Vitt, Janalee P. Caldwell.


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"In this fourth edition of their herpetology textbook, Vitt and Caldwell have broken the subject down into six main parts comprised of 22 chapters. The first three parts cover evolutionary history, Read more...

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