Caribbean Amphibians and Reptiles

Other | June 1, 1999

byCrother, Brian I., Brian I. Crother

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Amphibians and reptiles are the most numerous, diverse, and frequently encountered animals on the Caribbean islands. This book provides a variety of perspectives on this amazing group of organisms.Caribbean Amphibians and Reptiles, compiled by an international team of zoologists, takes a fresh and detailed look at the complex biological puzzle of the Caribbean. The first true overview of the islands, it includes a historical examination of the people who have studied the Caribbean amphibians and reptiles. The book reviews the ecology, evolutionary history, and biogeographic explanations for the origins and diversity of the region's fauna with island-by-island coverage. It puts the Caribbean in perspective by comparing the islands to Central America and its amphibian reptile diversity. Additionally, the book includes figures, tables, and color plates which bring to life some of the region's most spectacular creatures.

Key Features
* Presents the first complete review of amphibians and reptiles in the Caribbean
* Includes color plates and island maps
* Contributors are recognized authorities in the field

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Amphibians and reptiles are the most numerous, diverse, and frequently encountered animals on the Caribbean islands. This book provides a variety of perspectives on this amazing group of organisms.Caribbean Amphibians and Reptiles, compiled by an international team of zoologists, takes a fresh and detailed look at the complex biologica...

Brian I. Crother received his B.A. from California State University at Dominguez Hills and his Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Florida, where he was a Maytag Fellow. His doctoral work involved studying the evolutionary history of Caribbean snakes. He continued his evolutionary history work at the University of Texas at Austin, wher...

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Format:OtherDimensions:493 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 1999Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080528589

ISBN - 13:9780080528588

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Table of Contents

B.I. Crother, Preface.
G.R. Zug, Foreword.
E.E. Williams, Over 300 Years of Collecting in the Caribbean.
A.R. Ruibal and R.Ruibal, A Review of Cuban Herpetology.
R.I. Crombie, Jamaica.
R. Powell, J.A. Ottenwalder, and S.J. Inchaustegui, The Hispaniolan Herpetofauna: Diversity, Endemism, and Histical Perspectives, with Comments on Navassa Island.
R. Thomas, The Puerto Rico Area.
E.J. Censky and H. Kaiser, The Lesser Antillean Fauna.
R.W. Henderson and R. Powell, West Indian Herpetoecology.
B.I. Crother, Evolutionary Relationships.
G.K. Pregill and B.I. Crother, Ecological and Historical Biogeography.
W.E. Duellman, The West Indies and Middle America--Contrasting Origins and Diversity.
Plates.
References.
Index.