Robert T. Orr

Vertebrate Biology

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Author Robert T. Orr
Publisher W. B. Saunders Company
Copyright Holder W. B. Saunders Company
Printed by Press of W. B. Saunders Company
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Identifying Codes
SBN 0-7216-7017-2
Library of Congress Call Number 76-139434
Printer's Key 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Format Hardback
Publication Location United States
Genre
Page Count 544 pages
Language English
Chapters Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Fishes and Fishlike Vertebrates
General Characters
Special Characters
Classification of Fishes and Fishlike Vertebrates
References Recommended

Chapter Three: Amphibians
General Characters
Special Characters
Classification of Amphibians
References Recommended

Chapter Four: Reptiles
General Characters
Special Characters
Classification of Reptiles
References Recommended

Chapter Five: Birds
General Characters
Special Characters
Classification of Birds
References Recommended

Chapter Six: Mammals
General Characters
Special Characters
Classification of Mammals
References Recommended

Chapter Seven: Systematics
The Binomial System
Geographic Variation
Isolation
The Rate of Evolution
Modern Systematics
References Recommended

Chapter Eight: Distribution
General Features
Faunal Regions
Life Zones
Biomes
Biotic Provinces, Areas, Communities, and Ecosystems
Habitat and Niche
References Recommended

Chapter Nine: Territory and Home Range
The Territorial Concept
Home Range
Methods of Marking Vertebrates
References Recommended

Chapter Ten: Population Movements
Migration
Irruptions, Invasions, and Dispersal
References Recommended

Chapter Eleven: Dormancy
Definition
Hibernacula
Physiological Factors Associated with Dormancy
References Recommended

Chapter Twelve: Reproduction
Hormonal Control
Sexual Maturity
Hermaphroditism and Parthenogenesis
Periodicity
Environmental Factors
Sex Recognition, Courtship, and Pair Formation
References Recommended

Chapter Thirteen: Growth and Development
Prehatching or Prenatal Period: Oviparous and Ovoviviparous Species
Hatching and Birth
Posthatching or Postnatal Period
Age Criteria
References Recommended

Chapter Fourteen: Population Dynamics
Reproductive Capacity
Reproduction and Mortality
Density and Age Composition
Food
Climate
Carrying Capacity
Competition
Cycles
References Recommended

Index
Notes Third edition

Made in the United States of America

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