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Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Urodela

Series: Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny Volume: 1

Edited By: David M Sever

627 pages, Col photos, illus, figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141349 | ISBN: 1578082854
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NHBS Price: £95.00 $124/€108 approx

About this book

Contains original contributions on phylogenetic and reproductive studies of salamanders and newts. A full panoply of topics is covered, from morphology of gametes and reproductive systems to considerations of behaviour and life history, all placed in a phylogenetic context.


Salamander classification and reproductive biology - an historical overview; phylogenetic systematics of salamanders - a review; genetics and systematics of hybrid species; the ovary and oogenesis of Urodela; oviduct and egg-jelly; the testes, spermatogenesis and male reproductive ducts; the mature spermatozoon; endocrinolgoy of reproduction; courtship and mating glands; courtship and mating behaviour; sperm activation; larviparity and pueriparity; life histories; parental care.

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