By Laurie J. Vitt,Janalee P. Caldwell

The fourth version of the textbook Herpetology covers the fundamental biology of amphibians and reptiles, with updates in approximately each conceptual sector. not just does it function an effective origin for contemporary herpetology classes, however it is usually suitable to classes in ecology, habit, evolution, systematics, and morphology.

Examples taken from amphibians and reptiles during the international make this ebook an invaluable herpetology textbook in numerous international locations. Naturalists, novice herpetologists, herpetoculturists, zoo execs, etc will locate this ebook readable and entire of suitable ordinary historical past and distributional information.

Amphibians and reptiles have assumed a important position in learn end result of the variety of ecological, physiological, morphological, behavioral, and evolutionary styles they convey. This absolutely revised version brings the newest examine to the reader, ranging over themes in evolution, copy, habit and extra, permitting scholars and pros to maintain present with a fast relocating field.

  • Heavily revised and up-to-date with dialogue of squamate (lizard and snake) taxonomy and new content material mirrored in present literature
  • Includes elevated specialise in conservation biology in herpetology whereas preserving good content material on organismal biology of reptiles and amphibians
  • Presents new images integrated from authors' large library

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Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles

The fourth version of the textbook Herpetology covers the elemental biology of amphibians and reptiles, with updates in approximately each conceptual quarter. not just does it function an effective starting place for contemporary herpetology classes, however it is additionally proper to classes in ecology, habit, evolution, systematics, and morphology.

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