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Tadpoles by Roy W. McDiarmid
Book DescriptionIn our own juvenile stage, many of us received our wide-eyed introduction to the wonders of nature by watching the metamorphosis of swimming tadpoles into leaping frogs and toads. The recent declines in amphibian populations worldwide and the suitability of amphibians for use in answering research questions in disciplines as diverse as molecular systematics, animal behaviour and evolutionary biology have focused enormous attention on tadpoles. In this reference, experts on tadpole biology relate what is known about tadpoles and what one might learn from them in the future. The book provides summaries of tadpole morphology, development, behaviour, ecology and environmental physiology; explores the evolutionary consequences of the tadpole stage; synthesizes available information on their biodiversity; and presents a standardized terminology and a literature review of tadpole biology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226557632
(280mm x 215mm x 26mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roy W. McDiarmid
Handbook of Larval Amphibians of the United States and Canada, Hardback (March 2015)
Written by the foremost experts on larval amphibians, this is the first guide of its kind and will transform the fieldwork of scientists and fish and wildlife professionals.
Reptile Biodiversity, Hardback (January 2012)
A guide to the best methods for carrying out standardized quantitative and qualitative surveys of reptiles, while maximizing comparability of data between sites, across habitats and taxa. It discusses each method, provides protocols for its implementation, and suggests ways to analyze the data.
Handbook of Frogs and Toads of the United States and Canada, Paperback (November 1994)» View all books by Roy W. McDiarmid
This widely used handbook, the third edition of which was originally published in 1949, includes accounts of more than 100 species and subspecies cover such topics as common and scientific names, range, habitat, size, and general appearance, as well as color, structure, voice, and breeding.
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Author Biography - Roy W. McDiarmid
Roy W. McDiarmid is a research zoologist and curator of amphibians and reptiles for the U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, at the National Museum of Natural History. Ronald Altig is a professor of biological science at Mississippi State University.
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