Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians by Gordon Grigg,David Kirshner

By Gordon Grigg,David Kirshner

Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians is a finished assessment of present wisdom in regards to the world's biggest and most renowned dwelling reptiles.

Gordon Grigg's authoritative and obtainable textual content and David Kirshner's wonderful interpretive paintings and color pictures mix expertly during this modern party of crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials. This booklet showcases the talents and functions that permit crocodylians to reside how and the place they do. It covers the biology and ecology of the extant species, conservation matters, crocodylian–human interplay and the evolutionary heritage of the crowd, and contains a sizeable volume of recent details; 25 in line with cent of 1100 stated courses have seemed because 2007.

Richly illustrated with greater than 500 color images and black and white illustrations, this ebook should be a benchmark reference paintings for crocodylian biologists, herpetologists and vertebrate biologists for years to come.

Winner of the 2015 Whitley Medal.

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