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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.