Based on the work of Samuel Wendell Williston and Dr. W.K. Gregory, author and editor of the original title published in 1925, this volume consists of two major parts - a structure-by-structure account of the reptile skeleton, followed by a classification of the various reptile groups based on osteological characters. This update isdesigned to give, in outline form, an account of the nature of the skeletal system of numerous reptile types both living and extinct.
|Author||: Stanley J. Olsen|
|Publisher||: Peabody Museum Press|
|Release Date||: 1968|
|ISBN 10||: 0873651634|
|Pages||: 156 pages|
Olsen's invaluable manual presents diagnostic characteristics of the fish, amphibian, and reptile bones commonly found in archaeological sites in the southeastern and southwestern United Stares. An appendix describes in detail the osteology of the wild turkey.
|Author||: Larry F. Rhinehart,Spencer G. Lucas|
|Publisher||: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science|
|Pages||: 118 pages|
IN THIS REVISED edition of Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas, James R. Dixon adds to and updates the extensive information given in the first edition. A new section on conservation issues highlights some of the problems facing the continued survival of amphibians and reptiles, particularly commercial collecting and habitat destruction. Taxonomic changes have been made to reflect the latest scientific information, and the extensive listing of the literature on Texas amphibians and reptiles has been updated through April, 1999. Going back to the writings of French botanist Jean Louis Berlandier, who encountered Texas herpetofauna during his travels from 1828 to 1834, this list covers more than 150 years of inquiry into the state's species and is also testimony to the distinguished careers of such herpetologists as Hobart M. Smith and, more recently, Chris McAllister. Another prominent feature of this book is the more than 150 distribution maps, which show by county the updated distribution records for all native Texas amphibians and reptiles, based on more than 13,000 county records and more than 110,000 individual localities. Professional and amateur herpetologists as well as environmentalists, wildlife specialists, campers, and hikers will find the dichotomous keys useful for identifying species at hand. This aid to identification is supported by a glossary, drawings and photographs, and complete scientific and common names.
World renowned for its biological diversity and model conservation system, Costa Rica is home to a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles, from the golden toad to the scorpion lizard and the black-headed bushmaster. Jay M. Savage has studied these fascinating creatures for more than forty years, and in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica he provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of their biology and evolution ever produced. Savage begins with detailed discussions of the natural and cultural history of Costa Rica, setting the stage for a detailed treatment of each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles that may be found there. Each species account synthesizes and analyzes everything that is known about the animal's anatomy, behavior, geographic distribution, systematics, and evolutionary history and provides keys for identifying amphibians and reptiles in the field. In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden. Because Costa Rica has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in the study of tropical biology as well as in the development of ecotourism and ecoprospecting, and because more than half of the amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica are also found elsewhere in Central America, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica will be an essential book for a wide audience of nature lovers, naturalists, ecotourists, field biologists, conservationists, and government planners.
The product of fifteen years of work by top herpetologists, this book is a comprehensive examination of the amphibians and reptiles of Arkansas, featuring over 136 species and subspecies. With over five hundred four-color photos, line drawings, and over one hundred maps, this user-friendly book will become the definitive text on the subject.
|Author||: Samuel Wendell Williston|
|Release Date||: 1916|
|Pages||: 72 pages|
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
|Author||: Richard Lydekker|
|Release Date||: 1896|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
|Author||: Richard Laurence Zusi,Robert W. Storer|
|Release Date||: 1969|
|Pages||: 49 pages|
Study of the osteology of extant forms, primarily morphological in focus but with some chapters stressing development, functionality or phylogeny. Topics include: a comparison of dermal skulls of recent amphibians with those of their palaeozoic ancestors; whole bones of the 3 orders of modern amphibians; salamanders; caecilians; anurans.
Winner of the prestigious Whitley Medal, this book is the definitive guide to over 1,000 species of frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards, and snakes that comprise Australia's rich and varied herpetofauna. First published in 1975, Dr. Hal Cogger's book has become an internationally recognized and classic work in its field. With each printing, the text has been expanded to take into account discoveries of new species and changes in the classification and distribution of previously known species. This sixth edition encompasses a revised master list of genera and species, the addition of forty-eight new species to the Appendix, new entries to the Selected References, and a fully updated index. As in previous editions, the text contains readily accessible information about distribution and habitats, as well as: -- keys illustrated with hundreds of explanatory drawings providing quick and easy identification; -- distribution maps; -- color photographs; -- a list of currently recognize species; -- a detailed glossary; -- an extensive list of references; -- advice on collecting methods. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, with its wealth of fascinating detail, is an indispensable guide for herpetologists and those who have a broader interest in the Australian environment and its wildlife. It deserves a place on the shelves of all home libraries.
|Author||: Paul Schultz Martin|
|Release Date||: 1958|
|Pages||: 102 pages|
|Author||: Alexander Grant Ruthven|
|Release Date||: 1907|
|Pages||: 121 pages|