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Varanoid lizards of the world

Author: Eric Rodger Pianka; Dennis R King; Ruth Allen King
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Monitor lizards (genus Varanus) have attracted a great deal of interest - these large and impressive lizards are often the centerpiece of reptile house exhibits. This title presents an account of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Rodger Pianka; Dennis R King; Ruth Allen King
ISBN: 0253343666 9780253343666
OCLC Number: 472741677
Description: xiii, 588 s., [32] tavler : illustrations
Contents: Contents List of ContributorsAcknowledgmentsPart I. 1. Introduction by Eric R. Pianka and Dennis R. King 2. The Long and Honorable History of Monitors, and Their Kin by Ralph E. Molnar 3. Biogeography and Phylogeny of Varanoids by Ralph E. Molnar and Eric R. Pianka4. Tempo and Timing of the Australian Varanus Radiation by W. Bryan Jennings and Eric R. PiankaPart IIIntroduction to Part II: Species Accounts. 5. African Varanid Species by Daniel Bennett, Wolfgang Boehme, Sigrid Lenz, John ("Andy") Phillips, Michael Stanner, and Thomas Ziegler 6. Asian Varanid Species by Daniel Bennett, Wolfgang Boehme, Claudio Ciofi, Gil Dryden, Maren Gaulke, Harry W. Greene, Hans-George Horn, Hans J. Jacobs, Dennis R. King, Kai M. Philipp, Eric R. Pianka, Lawrence A. Smith, Gerard Visser, and Thomas Ziegler 7. Australian Varanid Species by Gavin S. Bedford, Keith Christian, Sean Doody, Gil Dryden, Bernd Eidenmuller, Hans-Georg Horn, Grant Husband, Steve Irwin, Dennis R. King, Max King, Ruth Allen King, Jeffrey M. Lemm, Eric R. Pianka, Tim Schultz, Lawrence A. Smith, Samuel S. Sweet, Graham Thompson, and Brian Weavers 8. Other Varanoids by Daniel D. Beck, Mark A. Norell, and Eric R. PiankaPart III. 9. Evolution of Body Size and Reproductive Tactics by Eric R. Pianka 10. Keeping Monitors in Captivity: A Biological, Technical, and Legislative Problem by Hans-Georg HornGlossaryIndex
Responsibility: edited by Eric R. Pianka and Dennis R. King with Ruth Allen King

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