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Academic & Professional Books  Reptiles & Amphibians  Reptiles & Amphibians: General

The Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles An Introduction

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By: JL Cloudsley-Thompson
254 pages, B/w illus, figs, 1 tab
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
The Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles
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  • The Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles ISBN: 9783540650560 Hardback Dec 1999 Out of Print #93442
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An introduction to the evolution and adaptation of amphibians and reptiles, with basic principles explained in non-technical terms, thus making it available to students. Adaptive responses to natural selection which have endangered the diversity of forms that exist in the fossil record and are found in the world today are covered, along with extinct forms such as dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs.

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Introduction; Evolution; Convergence and Extinction; Locomotory Diversity on the Ground; Arboreal, Aerial and Aquatic Locomotion; Diversity of Anti-predator Devices; Nutritional Diversity; Reproductive Diversity and Life Histories; Daily and Seasonal Cycles, Hibernation, Aestivation and Migration; Thermal Diversity and Temperature Regulation; Water Balance and Excretion; Relationships with Mankind; Bibliography; Index.

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Out of Print
By: JL Cloudsley-Thompson
254 pages, B/w illus, figs, 1 tab
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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