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Vertebrate life

Author: F Harvey Pough; Christine M Janis; John B Heiser
Publisher: San Francisco : Pearson Educational, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Harvey Pough; Christine M Janis; John B Heiser
ISBN: 0321600797 9780321600790 9780321545763 0321545761
OCLC Number: 269255354
Description: xiii, 688 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY, FUNCTION, AND EVOLUTION 1. The Diversity, Classification, and Evolution of Vertebrates 2. Vertebrate Relationships and Basic Structure 3. Early Vertebrates: Jawless Vertebrates and the Origin of Jawed Vertebrates II. NON-AMNIOTIC VERTEBRATES: FISHES AND AMPHIBIANS 4. Living in Water 5. Radiation of the Chondrichthyes 6. Dominating Life in Water: The Major Radiation of Fishes 7. Geography and Ecology of the Paleozoic 8. Living on Land 9. Origin and Radiation of Tetrapods 10. Salamanders, Anurans, and Caecilians III. SAUROSPIDA: TURTLES, LEPIDOSAURS, AND BIRDS11. Synapsids and Sauropods: Two Approaches to Terrestrial Life 12. Turtles 13. The Lepidosaurs: Tuatara, Lizards, and Snakes 14. Ectothermy: A Low-Cost Approach to Life 15. Geography and Ecology of the Mesozoic 16. Mesozoic Diapsids: Dinosaurs, Crocodilians, and Birds 17. Avian Specializations IV. SYNAPSIDA: THE MAMMALS18. The Synapsida the Evolution of Mammals 19. Geography and Ecology of the Cenozoic 20. Mammalian Characteristics and Diversity 21. Mammalian Specializations 22. Endothermy: A High-Energy Approach to Life 23. Body Size, Ecology, and Sociality of Mammals 24. Primate Evolution and the Emergence of Humans 25. The Impact of Humans on Other Species of Vertebrates
Responsibility: F. Harvey Pough, Christine M. Janis, John B. Heiser.

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