The Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders

The Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders

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The Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders by Richard C. Bruce

This volume offers a state-of-the-art overview of plethodontid salaman ders. The reader will find the best current understanding of many aspe cts of the evolution, systematics, development, morphology, life histo ry, ecology, and field methodology of these animals. The book is divid ed into three sections. The first one features papers presented in hon or of Richard Highton, a specialist in molecular systematics and speci ation in plethodontids. This section, therefore, deals with amphibian systematics. The second section presents topics in evolutionary and co mparative biology of plethodontids, and thus reflects the diversity of current research on plethodontid salamanders. Finally, the third sect ion presents topics in behavioral ecology of small Plethodon (mainly P . cinereus), illustrating the usefulness of the smaller species of Ple thodon as model organisms for investigation of a wide range of questio ns in behavioral ecology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461369103
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
Pages: 485
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

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