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Academic & Professional Books  Reptiles & Amphibians  Reptiles

Reptilian Incubation Environment, Evolution and Behaviour

By: D Charles Deeming(Editor)
362 pages, illustrations, tables
Reptilian Incubation
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  • Reptilian Incubation ISBN: 9781897676110 Hardback Dec 2004 In stock
    £39.99
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About this book

Reannouncing: unavailable from the publisher for some time, but we now have access to leftover stock.

The concept for this book is to look at reptilian eggs, development and incubation conditions in a functional way, with emphasis on the natural incubation environment. All reptilian groups, i.e. chelonians, squamates, tuatara and crocodilians, are covered in this review.

Contents

- Reptilian incubation: evolution and the fossil record
- Thermal, hydric and respiratory climate of nests
- Egg morphology and composition
- Patterns of embryonic development
- Effects of incubation temperature
- Water in reptilian eggs and hatchlings
- Energy provision and utilisation
- Adaptive consequences of developmental plasticity
- Temperature-dependent sex determination
- Post-hatching phenotypic effects of incubation in reptiles
- Artificial incubation
- Perspectives in reptilian incubation

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By: D Charles Deeming(Editor)
362 pages, illustrations, tables
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