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Author Alberts, Allison C.
Title Iguanas : Biology and Conservation.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2004.

Author Alberts, Allison C.
Subject Iguanas.
Alt Name Carter, Ronald L.
Hayes, William K.
Description 1 online resource (374 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1: IGUANA RESEARCH: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD; Part I: Diversity; INTRODUCTION; 2: THE EVOLUTION OF IGUANAS: AN OVERVIEW OF RELATIONSHIPS AND A CHECKLIST OF SPECIES; 3: GENETIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO CARIBBEAN IGUANA CONSERVATION; 4: GENETIC STRUCTURE OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ROCK IGUANA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR SPECIES CONSERVATION; 5: TRACING THE EVOLUTION OF THE GALPAGOS IGUANAS: A MOLECULAR APPROACH; 6: SODIUM AND POTASSIUM SECRETION BY IGUANA SALT GLANDS: ACCLIMATION OR ADAPTATION?; Part II: Behavior and Ecology; INTRODUCTION.
7: behavior and ecology of rock iguanas, i: evidence for an appeasement display8: behavior and ecology of rock iguanas, ii: population differences; 9: sexually dimorphic antipredator behavior in juvenile green iguanas: kin selection in the form of fraternal care?; 10: determinants of lek mating success in male galpagos marine iguanas: behavior, body size, condition, ornamentation, ectoparasite load, and female choi.
Summary In what is certain to be the key reference on iguanas for years to come, some of the world's leading experts offer a clear and accessible account of the latest research on the evolution, behavioral ecology, and conservation of these highly visible and increasingly endangered creatures, much loved by professional herpetologists and hobbyists alike. The book begins with an introduction by noted iguana biologist Dr. Gordon Burghardt that examines the state of iguana research, --past, present, and future--with an emphasis on social behavior. Three major sections follow, each opening with a synthesis by the volume editors, who survey the current status and likely future direction of investigations in the pertinent area.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-337) and index.
ISBN 9780520930117 (electronic bk.)
0520930118 (electronic bk.)
0520238540 (acid-free)
9780520238541 (acid-free)
1282357182
9781282357181
OCLC # 609850024
Additional Format Print version: 9780520238541


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