The Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders


This volume offers a state-of-the-art overview of plethodontid salamanders. Readers will find the best current understanding of many aspects of the evolution, systematics, development, morphology, life history, ecology, and field methodology of these animals.

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This volume offers a state-of-the-art overview of plethodontid salamanders. Readers will find the best current understanding of many aspects of the evolution, systematics, development, morphology, life history, ecology, and field methodology of these animals.

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'It is strong in data presentation and is a great resource to a wealth of references to past work in this area. An essential library book as well as reference book for researchers.'
Southern Naturalist, 1:1 (2202)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461369103
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 485
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Symposium in Honor of Professor Richard Highton. 1. Points of View on Defining and Naming Species of Plethodontid Salamanders: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Richard Highton; R.G. Jaeger. 2. Species; D. Frost. 3. Geographic Protein Variation and Speciation in Salamanders of the Plethodon jordani and Plethodon glutinosus complexes in the Southern Appalachian Mountains with the Description of Four New Species; R. Highton, R.B. Peabody. 4. Detecting Species Borders Using Diverse Data Sets: Examples from Plethodontid Salamanders in California; D.B. Wake, E.L. Jockusch. 5. The Systematics of Desmognathus imitator; S.G. Tilley. 6. Species Boundaries and Species Diversity in the Central Texas Hemidactyliine Plethodontid Salamanders, Genus Eurycea; P.T. Chippindale. 7. Systematics at the Turn of a Century; S.J. Arnold. Evolutionary and Comparative Biology of Plethodontids. 8. Ethological Isolation and Variation in Allozymes and Dorsolateral Pattern between Parapatric Forms in the Desmognathus ochrophaeus Complex; L.S. Mead, S.G. Tilley. 9. Phylogenetic Relationships within the Lowland Tropical Salamanders of the Bolitoglossa mexicana Complex (Amphibia: Plethodontidae); M. García-París, et al. 10. Detecting Cryptic Species Using Allozyme Data; R. Highton. 11. Sexual Size Dimorphism in the Plethodontidae; R.C. Bruce. 12. Skull Development in Two Plethodontid Salamanders (Genus Desmognathus) with Different Life Histories; S.B. Marks. 13. Egg Recognition Cues and Maternal Behavior inDesmognathus ocoee; B.S. Masters, D.C. Forester. 14. Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Habitats of the Plethodontidae: The Importance of Relief, Ravines, and Seepage; D. Bruce Means. 15. Life History Evolution and Adaptive Radiation of Hemidactyliine Salamanders; T.J. Ryan, R.C. Bruce. 16. Population Cytogenetics of the Plethodontid Salamander Eurycea wilderae; S.K. Sessions, J.L. Wiktorowski. 17. Sperm Storage in Female Plethodontids with Especial Reference to the Desmognathinae; D.M. Sever. 18. The Courtship of Plethodontid Salamanders: Form, Function, and Phylogeny; P. Verrell, M. Mabry. Behavioral Ecology of Small Plethodon. 19. Divergence of Trophic Morphology and Resource Use among Populations of Plethodon cinereus and P. hoffmani in Pennsylvania: A Possible Case of Character Displacement; D.C. Adams. 20. Environmental Variation and Territorial Behavior in a Terrestrial Salamander; J.C. Maerz, D.M. Madison. 21. Contributions to the Life History of the Redback Salamander, Plethodon cinereus: Preliminary Evidence for Kin Recognition; D.C. Forester, C.L. Anders. 22. Alternative Life Styles in a Terrestrial Salamander: Do Females Preferentially Associate with Each Other; M.E. Peterson, et al. 23. Pheromonal Attractions to Particular Males by Female Redback Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus); J.R. Gillette, et al. 24. A Model of Alternative Mating Strategies in the Redback Salamander, Plethodon cinereus; R.G. Jaeger, et al. 25. Cutaneous Microbial Flora and Antibiosis in Plethodon ventralis: Infer

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