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Lizards : windows to the evolution of diversity

Author: Eric R Pianka; Laurie J Vitt
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Series: Organisms and environments, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. This title explores lizard lifestyles, answering such questions as why lizards are active when they are, why they behave as they do, how  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Pianka; Laurie J Vitt
ISBN: 0520234014 9780520234017
OCLC Number: 916049117
Awards: Winner of Oklahoma Book Award (Nonfiction) 2004
Target Audience: Pregrado
Description: xiii, 333 p. : il. (algunas color), mapas ; 29 cm.
Contents: List of Tables Foreword, by Harry W. Greene Acknowledgments Introduction: The Logic of Biology Part I. Lizard Lifestyles 1. Evolutionary History and Phylogeny 2. Getting Around in a Complex World 3. Lizards as Predators 4. Escaping Predators 5. Social Behavior 6. Reproduction and Life History 7. Reflections of the Real World Part II. Lizard Diversity 8. Iguanians 9. From Geckos to Blind Lizards 10. From Racerunners to Night Lizards 11. Skinks 12. From Girdled Lizards to Knob-Scaled Lizards 13. Monsters and Dragons of the Lizard World Part III. Synthesis 14. Historical Perspective 15. Lizards and Humans Appendix: Taxonomic Summary of Lizard Genera Glossary References Index
Series Title: Organisms and environments, 5.
Responsibility: Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt ; with a foreword by Harry W. Greene.
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