Vertebrate Biology

ISBN-10: 0697363872
ISBN-13: 9780697363879
Edition: 2001
Authors: Donald W. Linzey
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Book details

List price: $140.31
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/25/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Preface to the Instructorp. x
Preface to the Studentp. xiii
About the Authorp. xv
The Vertebrate Story: An Overviewp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Vertebrate Featuresp. 4
Role of Vertebratesp. 18
Systematics and Vertebrate Evolutionp. 23
Introductionp. 23
Binomial Nomenclaturep. 23
Classificationp. 25
Methods of Classificationp. 26
Evolutionp. 32
Vertebrate Zoogeographyp. 45
Introductionp. 45
Distributionp. 47
Marinep. 55
Fresh Waterp. 58
Terrestrialp. 60
Early Chordates and Jawless Fishesp. 74
Introductionp. 74
Calcichordatesp. 76
Conodontsp. 76
Early Cambrian Fish-Like Fossilsp. 77
Evolutionp. 78
Morphology of Jawless Fishesp. 82
Reproductionp. 88
Growth and Developmentp. 88
Gnathostome Fishesp. 90
Introductionp. 90
Evolutionp. 90
Morphologyp. 95
Reproductionp. 121
Growth and Developmentp. 125
Amphibiansp. 129
Introductionp. 129
Evolutionp. 129
Morphologyp. 136
Reproductionp. 158
Growth and Developmentp. 161
Evolution of Reptilesp. 169
Introductionp. 169
Evolutionp. 169
Ancestral Reptilesp. 169
Ancient and Living Reptilesp. 173
Ancestral Birdsp. 191
Modern Birdsp. 195
Origin of Flightp. 195
Reptiles: Morphology, Reproduction, and Developmentp. 198
Introductionp. 198
Turtles, Tuataras, Lizards, and Snakes: (Testudomorpha and Lepidosauromorpha)p. 198
Morphologyp. 198
Reproductionp. 218
Growth and Developmentp. 222
Crocodilians and Birds (Archosauromorpha)p. 226
Morphologyp. 226
Reproductionp. 252
Growth and Developmentp. 255
Mammalsp. 264
Introductionp. 264
Evolutionp. 264
Morphologyp. 271
Reproductionp. 314
Growth and Developmentp. 317
Population Dynamicsp. 324
Introductionp. 324
Population Densityp. 324
Reproductive (Biotic) Potentialp. 324
Environmental Resistancep. 326
Cyclesp. 332
Irruptionsp. 335
Movementsp. 337
Introductionp. 337
Home Rangep. 337
Dispersal/Invasionp. 341
Migrationp. 343
Homingp. 352
Emigrationp. 355
Intraspecific Behavior and Ecologyp. 357
Introductionp. 357
Social Interactionsp. 357
Sensory Reception and Communicationp. 360
Feeding Behaviorp. 367
Torpor (Dormancy)p. 368
Interspecific Interactionsp. 375
Introductionp. 375
Competitionp. 375
Symbiosisp. 377
Predationp. 382
Human Interactionsp. 387
Techniques for Ecological and Behavioral Studiesp. 390
Introductionp. 390
Capture Techniquesp. 391
Identification Techniquesp. 391
Mapping Techniquesp. 397
Censusing Techniquesp. 397
Aging Techniquesp. 398
Extinction and Extirpationp. 402
Introductionp. 402
Natural Extinctionp. 402
Human Impacts on Extirpation and Extinctionp. 409
Conservation and Managementp. 421
Introductionp. 421
Regulatory Legislation Affecting Vertebrates in the United Statesp. 421
Endangered Species in the United Statesp. 423
Sanctuaries and Refugesp. 424
Value of Museum Collectionsp. 426
Wildlife Conservation in a Modern Worldp. 427
Appendicesp. 443
Glossaryp. 459
Bibliographyp. 471
Creditsp. 504
Indexp. 509
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