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Iguanas of the World : Their Behavior, Ecology and Conservation - Gordon M. Burghardt

Iguanas of the World

Their Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

Hardcover Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9780815509172
Number Of Pages: 491

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Iguanas are large, primeval-appearing animals that have always attracted considerable attention and scientific study. The 30 species of iguanas are today collectively referred to as iguanines, or the subfamily Iguaninae, of the lizard family Iguanidae. This book is the result of a symposium of worldwide scientists on the world's iguanas that was held at a joint meeting of the Society of the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and The Herpetologist's League.

Over 30 recognized experts submitted their studies of these interesting reptiles, and have published what was once unknown and unpublished information. This book was a leader in its time and still serves as a wonderful reference for scientist and student alike.

"If you think you are one of the "smart" people when it comes to the iguana species, this is a MUST HAVE publication." - Robert Macargar

Systematics and Biogeography
Checklist of the Iguanine and Malagasy Iguanid Lizards
Biogeographical Aspects of the Distribution of Malagasy Iguanids and Their Implications
Food and Energetics
Energy Requirements of Free-Living Iguanid Lizards
Adaptations to Herbivory in Iguanine Lizards
The Hindgut Fermentation in the Green Iguana
Feeding Strategy of the Caicos Ground Iguana
Demography and Life History Strategies
Evolution of Nesting Patterns in Iguanine Lizards
Latitude and Climate in the Phenology of Reproduction in the Green Iguana
The Phenology, Growth, and Survival of the Green Iguana
Growth and Ecology of Spiny Tailed and Green Iguanas in Costa Rica
Ecology and Evolution of the Insular Gigantic Chuckwallas
Adaptive Behavior and Communication
The Aggressive Displays of Iguanine Lizards
Displays of Captive Banded Iguanas
The Behavioral Inventory of the Green Iguana
Orientation in Dispersing Hatchling Green Iguanas
The Benefits of Sleeping Aggregations in Marine Iguanas
Social Organization
Socio-Ecological Determinants of Mating Strategies in Iguanine Lizards
The Mating Behavior of the Green Iguana
Social Organization and Ecology of Land Iguanas
Reproductive Behavior of Galapagos Land Iguanas
Variation in Iguanine Social Organization: Mating Systems in Chuckwallas
Conservation and Management
Exploitation of Iguanas in Central America
Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation of South Pacific Banded IguanasùIntroducing a New Species
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ISBN: 9780815509172
ISBN-10: 0815509170
Series: Noyes Series in Animal Behavior, Ecology, Conservation, & Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 491
Published: 5th September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.26  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.86