Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards / Edition 1

Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards / Edition 1

by Daniel D. Beck, Brent E. Martin, Charles H. Lowe
     
 

With numerous illustrations, stunning color photographs, and an up-to-date synthesis of their biology, this book explains why the Monstersauria seems poised to change the way we think about lizards. Daniel D. Beck - who has been investigating Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards for over 22 years - teams up here with award-winning wildlife photographer Thomas Wiewandt to… See more details below

Overview

With numerous illustrations, stunning color photographs, and an up-to-date synthesis of their biology, this book explains why the Monstersauria seems poised to change the way we think about lizards. Daniel D. Beck - who has been investigating Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards for over 22 years - teams up here with award-winning wildlife photographer Thomas Wiewandt to produce a comprehensive summary of this small but remarkable family of lizards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243576
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/25/2005
Series:
Organisms and Environments Series
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Monsters in our midst : history, humans, and Heloderma1
Ch. 2Evolution, distribution, and systematics18
Ch. 3The venom system and envenomation41
Ch. 4Physiological ecology62
Ch. 5Habitat use and activity patterns82
Ch. 6Population ecology107
Ch. 7Diet, feeding, and foraging ecology118
Ch. 8Reproduction, behavior, and Heloderma in captivity132
Ch. 9Conservation152
Ch. 10Future directions174

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