9780697167330

Mammalogy : Adaptation, Diversity and Ecology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780697167330

  • ISBN10:

    069716733X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-08-06
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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Summary

Introductory mammalogy for use at upper level undergraduate or graduate level. Assumes students have basic background in zoology of vertebrates.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

1 Study of Mammalogy

2 History of Mammalogy

3 Methods and Techniquest for Studying Mammals

4 Evolution and Dental Characteristics

Part 2: Structure and Function

5 Support, Integument, and Movement

6 Foods and Feeding

7 The Nervous and Endocrine Systems and Biological Rhythms

8 Environmental Adaptation

9 Reproduction

Part 3: Adaptive Radiation and Diversity

10 Monotremes and Marsupials

11 Insectivora, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, and Dermoptera

12 Chiroptera

13 Primates

14 Xenarthra, Pholidota, and Tubulidentata

15 Carnivora

16 Cetacea

17 Rodentia and Lagomorpha

18 Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia

19 Perissodactyla/Artiodactyla

Part 4: Behavior, Ecology, and Biogeography

20 Communication, Aggression, and Spatial Relations

21 Sexual Selection, Parental Care, and Mating Systems,

22 Social Behavior

23 Dispersal, Habitat Selection, and Migration

24 Populations and Life History

25 Community Ecology

26 Zoogeography

Part 5: Special Topics

27 Parasites and Diseases

28 Domestication and Domesticated Mammals

29 Conservation

Glossary

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