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About this title Herpetology, Fourth Edition, explains why amphibians and reptiles, which are distantly related evolutionary lineages, are nonetheless grouped in the discipline known as herpetology, and describes the position of amphibians and reptiles within the evolution of vertebrates. Initial chapters present the fossil history of amphibians and reptiles and the phylogenetic relationships of extant groups, with descriptions of the biological characteristics of each family and photographs of representative species. The phylogenetic and biogeography chapters have been extensively revised to incorporate the most recent molecular phylogenetic information, including extensive discussion of the expanding field of phylogeography. Subsequent chapters consider amphibians and reptiles from morphological, physiological, ecological, and behavioral perspectives. The book concludes with a discussion of the threats facing amphibians and reptiles and approaches to conserving herpetological diversity.

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Herpetology Fourth Edition F. Harvey Pough, Robin M. Andrews, Martha L. Crump, Alan H. Savitzky, Kentwood D. Wells, and Matthew C. The phylogenetic and biogeography chapters have been extensively revised to incorporate the most recent molecular phylogenetic information, including extensive discussion of the expanding field of phylogeography. Herpetology, Fourth Edition, explains why amphibians and reptiles, which are distantly related evolutionary lineages, are nonetheless grouped in the discipline known as herpetology, and describes the position of amphibians and reptiles within the evolution of vertebrates.

Initial chapters present the fossil history of amphibians and reptiles and the phylogenetic relationships of extant groups, with descriptions of the biological characteristics of each family and photographs of representative species. Subsequent chapters consider amphibians and reptiles from morphological, physiological, ecological, and behavioral perspectives.

The book concludes with a discussion of the threats facing amphibians and reptiles and approaches to conserving herpetological diversity. Herpetology, Fourth Edition, serves as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate-level courses and as a comprehensive source of information about amphibians and reptiles for professional biologists, hobbyists, and interested laypersons.

Brandley Author Information F. Andrews, Virginia Tech, Martha L. Wells, University of Connecticut, and Matthew C. Brandley, University of Sydney, Australia F. He received his Ph.

Norris and Malcolm S. His research focuses on organismal biology and evolutionary physiology, especially that of amphibians and reptiles. Robin M. She received her Ph. She made the transition from Entomology to Herpetology during a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with A.

Stanley Rand and Ernest Williams. Her current research interests are the physiological ecology and natural history of reptilian eggs and embryos and the evolution and adaptive significance of developmental patterns of squamate reptiles. Martha L. Crump is a behavioral ecologist who works with tropical amphibians in the areas of reproduction, ecology, and conservation.

Crump received her Ph. Her research, carried out in Amazonian Ecuador, focused on community ecology and reproductive behaviors of frogs. Together with Dr. James P. Collins, Dr. Alan H. He completed his graduate degrees at the University of Kansas with William E. Duellman , receiving a Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship to conduct his dissertation research at the National Museum of Natural History.

His research concerns the integrative biology of amphibians and reptiles, especially snakes. Specific interests include the evolutionary morphology of feeding and defensive structures, evolutionary development of sensory organs and glands, and, most recently, the evolution of chemical defenses in snakes. Kentwood D. Harvey Pough. His paper on The social behaviour of anuran amphibians Animal Behaviour was the first of 12 papers designated as most influential in the first 60 years of the journal.

Wells researches the social behavior and communication of amphibians. Matthew C. Brandley studies the phylogenetics and morphological evolution of vertebrate animals, especially lizards and snakes. He is particularly interested in how complex structures and unique body plans convergently evolve, and he studies these phenomena using a combination of genomic, gene expression, anatomical, and phylogenetic tools.

He lives in New South Wales Australia with his wife, son, two cats, and two axolotls. Brandley Reviews and Awards "This book includes a nearly complete overhaul of the systematics sections including new distribution maps to reflect numerous recent revisions.

Where taxonomic incongruence or controversy exists, recent alternative hypotheses are reported, emphasizing the complexities of phylogenetic inference and persistent knowledge gaps rather than misleading the uninitiated reader with single, arbitrarily resolved trees.

Those familiar with previous editions will be immediately taken by the artistry of the images, both the extensive use of color photographs and the masterfully redrawn illustrations and data figures, which capture many fascinating aspects of the lives of our favorite animals. Instructors, and especially the current generation of herpetology students, will welcome the online supplemental materials, which include links to websites with herpetological information, videos, and news stories relevant to each chapter.

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Table of Contents Description Herpetology, Fourth Edition, explains why amphibians and reptiles, which are distantly related evolutionary lineages, are nonetheless grouped in the discipline known as herpetology, and describes the position of amphibians and reptiles within the evolution of vertebrates. Initial chapters present the fossil history of amphibians and reptiles and the phylogenetic relationships of extant groups, with descriptions of the biological characteristics of each family and photographs of representative species. The phylogenetic and biogeography chapters have been extensively revised to incorporate the most recent molecular phylogenetic information, including extensive discussion of the expanding field of phylogeography. Subsequent chapters consider amphibians and reptiles from morphological, physiological, ecological, and behavioral perspectives. The book concludes with a discussion of the threats facing amphibians and reptiles and approaches to conserving herpetological diversity.

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