Offering coverage of a wide range of topics on snake reproduction and phylogeny, this comprehensive book discusses everything from primordial germ migration in developing embryos to semelparity (death after reproduction) in the aspic viper. Beginning with a review of the history of snake reproductive studies, it presents new findings on development, placentation, spermatogenesis, male and female reproductive anatomy, hormonal control of reproduction, reproductive cycles, sex pheromones, and parental care. An indispensible reference, this book offers comparative chapters on snake phylognetics examining morphological characteristics alongside strictly molecular concerns. It is rife with illustrations and color plates.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 812
Weight: 1225 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"This volume is currently one of the best sources of information about phylogeny and reproduction of snakes."
-Hartmut Greven, in Acta Biologica Benrodis
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