Download e-book for kindle: Biology and Conservation of North American Tortoises by David C Rostal,Earl D McCoy,Henry R. Mushinsky

By David C Rostal,Earl D McCoy,Henry R. Mushinsky

Tortoises, these unmistakable turtles, advanced from a lineage that break up off from the normal pond turtles approximately a hundred million years in the past. through the years, those plant-eating land turtles unfold all over the world, transforming into to a massive measurement (depending at the species) and dwelling goodbye that they have got turn into the stuff of legends. through so much money owed, they're certainly the longest-lived of the turtles, with solid files suggesting members may possibly reside so long as a hundred and eighty years (anecdotal files recommend that a few achieve a while of two hundred years or more).

Providing the 1st complete therapy of North America’s tortoises, Biology and Conservation of North American Tortoises brings jointly prime specialists to provide an outline of tortoise morphology, taxonomy, systematics, paleontology, body structure, ecology, habit, copy, vitamin, progress, overall healthiness, and conservation. The members rigorously mix their very own services and observations with effects from reports carried out through 1000s of different researchers. the result's a e-book that belongs within the library of each herpetologist.

ContributorsGustavo Aguirre L.Linda J. AllisonMatthew J. ArescoRoy C. Averill-MurrayJoan E. BerishKristin H. BerryDennis M. BrambleK. Kristina DrakeTaylor EdwardsTodd C. EsqueRichard FranzCraig GuyerJ. Scott HarrisonSharon M. HermannJ. Howard HutchisonElliott R. JacobsonValerie M. JohnsonRichard T. KazmaierEarl D. McCoyPhilip A. MedicaRobert W. MurphyHenry R. Mushinsky Kenneth E. NussearMichael P. O’ConnorThomas A. Radzio David C. RostalLora L. SmithJames R. SpotilaCraig B. StanfordC. Richard TracyTracey D. TubervilleMichael TumaThane Wibbels

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