Biology of Amphibians

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JHU Press, 1994 - 670 páginas

This is the widely acclaimed, preeminent reference and text on all aspects of amphibian biology, including their life history, ecology, morphology, and evolution. Copiously illustrated with original drawings and photographs and meticulously referenced with more than 2,500 bibliographic entries, it has proved indispensable to professional biologists and students alike. Now reissued in paperback with an updated preface by the authors, Biology of Amphibians remains the standard work in its field.

 

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Contenido

INTRODUCTION TO THE AMPHIBIA
1
LIFE HISTORY
11
COURTSHIP AND MATING
51
VOCALIZATION
87
EGGS AND DEVELOPMENT
109
LARVAE
141
METAMORPHOSIS
171
ECOLOGY
197
COMMUNITY ECOLOGY AND SPECIES DIVERSITY
275
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
289
INTEGUMENTARY SENSORY AND VISCERAL SYSTEMS
367
ORIGIN AND EARLY EVOLUTION
417
CYTOGENETIC MOLECULAR AND GENOMIC EVOLUTION
447
PHYLOGENY
461
BIOGEOGRAPHY
477
LITERATURE CITED
557

FOOD AND FEEDING
229
ENEMIES AND DEFENSE
241
POPULATION BIOLOGY
261

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Página 567 - Brown, CW, 1968, Additional observations on the function of the nasolabial grooves of plethodontid salamanders, Copeia, 1968:728-731.
Página 598 - In : SM Andrews, RS Miles and AD Walker (eds.), Problems in Vertebrate Evolution, Linn.
Página 607 - Bull. 28:37-55. . 1952. A review of the frogs and toads of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull.
Página 589 - Lillywhite, HB, P. Licht, and P. Chelgren, 1973, The role of behavioral thermorégulation in the growth energetics of the toad, Bufo bóreas, Ecology, 54:375-383.
Página 587 - A. 1924. Anatomical and physiological changes in the digestive system during metamorphosis in Rana pipiens and Amblystoma tigrium.
Página 567 - Brodie, ED, Jr., DR Formanowicz, Jr., and ED Brodie, III, 1978. The development of noxiousness of Bufo americanus tadpoles to aquatic insect predators. Herpetologica, 34: 302-306.
Página 595 - JW 1976. Preliminary evaluation of skin toxins and vocalizations in taxonomic and evolutionary studies of poison-dart frogs (Dendrobatidae). Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist.
Página 592 - Schreber, in Northern Michigan. Ecology 46: 236-255. 27. SHOOP, CR 1965. Orientation of Ambystoma maculatum: Movements to and from breeding ponds. Science 149: 558-559. 28. MADISON, DM & CR SHOOP. 1970. Homing behavior, orientation and home range of salamanders tagged with tantalum-182. Science 168: 1484-1487. 29. FERGUSON, DE 1967. Sun-compass orientation in anurans, p. 21 to 34. In RM Storm, Ed. Animal orientation and navigation. Oregon State Univ. Press, Corvallis, Oregon. 30. ADLER, HE 1970....
Página 568 - Relationship of the herpetofaunas of the non-dipterocarp communities to that of the dipterocarp forest on southern Negros Island, Philippines, Sendcen.
Página 568 - Populations of amphibians and reptiles in the submontane and montane forests of Cuernos de Negros, Philippine Islands.

Acerca del autor (1994)

William E. Duellman and Linda Trueb are curators in the division of herpetology at the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

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