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Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics : A Herpetological Perspective - Maureen Donnelly

Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics

A Herpetological Perspective

By: Maureen Donnelly (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 2005
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In these essays that survey the burgeoning field of tropical herpetology, former students and associates pay tribute to Jay Savage's four decades of mentoring. The result is a book unlike any other available in tropical herpetology. Covering a wide array of subjects, Ecology and Evolution in the Tropics is the first book in more than two decades to broadly review research on tropical amphibians and reptiles. A tribute to Savage and an invaluable addition to the herpetological literature, this work will be cited for years to come.

Foreword
Preface
Evolution and Biogeography
Taxonomy in Theory and Practice, with Arguments for a New Phylogenetic System of Taxonomy
Biogeography and Molecular Phylogeny of Certain New World Caecilians
Diversity of Costa Rican Salamanders
On the Enigmatic Distribution of the Honduran Endemic Leptodactylus silvanimbus (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae)
Chromosomal Variation in the rhodopis Group of the Southern Central American Eleutherodactyline Frogs (Leptodactylidae: Eleutherodactylus)
The Physiological Basis of Sexual Dimorphism: Theoretical Implications for Evolutionary Patterns of Secondary Sexual Characteristics in Tropical Frogs
Higher-Level Snake Phylogeny as Inferred from 28S Ribosomal DNA and Morphology
Elapid Relationships
Wallace and Savage: Heroes, Theories, and Venomous Snake Mimicry
Ecology, Biogeography, and Faunal Studies
Quantification of Selection and Male Reproductive Success in Hyla calypsa, a Neotropical Treefrog
Patterns of Co-occurrence of Hylid Frogs at a Temporary Wetland in Costa Rica
It's a Frog-Eat-Frog World in the Paraguayan Chaco: Food Habits, Anatomy, and Behavior of the Frog-Eating Anurans Norman
Long-Term Frog Monitoring by Local People in Papua New Guinea and the 1997-98 El Nintilde;o Southern Oscillation
Historical Biogeographic Relationships within the Tropical Lizard Genus Norops
Hypotheses on the Historical Biogeography of Bothropoid Pitvipers and Related Genera of the Neotropics
The Herpetofauna of the Rincoacute;n Area, Peniacute;nsula de Osa, Costa Rica, a Central American Lowland Evergreen Forest Site
The Iwokrama Herpetofauna: An Exploration of Diversity in a Guyanan Rainforest
The Herpetofauna of the Guayana Highlands: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lost World
References
Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780226156583
ISBN-10: 0226156583
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 12.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.92