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Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Javier Rodriguez-Robles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading center of herpetological research in the United States. This book offers a brief ... More


Seeing in depth in different species

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Seeing in Depth: Volume 1: Basic Mechanics/ Volume 2: Depth Perception 2-Volume Set

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367607
eISBN:
9780199867264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367607.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses depth vision in animals other than cats and primates. These include invertebrates, fish, amphibian, reptiles, birds, and mammals.


Photoperiodism in Amphibians and Reptiles

Zachary M. Weil and David Crews

in Photoperiodism: The Biological Calendar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335903
eISBN:
9780199775446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335903.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter provides a broad overview of photoperiodic regulation of reproductive and nonreproductive responses in amphibians and reptiles. It focuses mostly on laboratory investigations of ... More


The biota

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter presents summaries of each taxonomic group inhabiting temporary waters, providing examples of habitat-specific requirements and adaptations throughout. Insects and crustaceans are the ... More


Binocular and stereoscopic vision in animals

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Binocular Vision and Stereopsis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195084764
eISBN:
9780199871049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084764.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Stereoscopic vision is particularly well developed in mammals with foveas, frontal vision, hemidecussatting visual pathways, and vergence eye movements, such as felines and primates. This chapter ... More


Introduction

Richard P. Hilton

in Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233157
eISBN:
9780520928459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233157.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book explores the Mesozoic reptile fossil discoveries made in California. It describes the fossils and what they tell about the animals that they were a part of, and it chronicles the efforts of ... More


Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Wade Sherbrooke

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book features detailed species accounts; gives information on horned lizard biology, ecology, and evolution; and describes the role of these reptiles in mythology, culture, and art. It covers ... More


Embracing Human Diversity in Conservation

Whit Gibbons

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Disease, pollution, invasive species, overcollecting, global changes, and other causes have been documented or proposed to be responsible for particular or widespread amphibian population declines. ... More


The Reign of the Reptiles

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter examines reptiles and the rise and fall of their early dominion over the planet through the land, sky, and sea. The secret of the reptiles' success has been the development of the ... More


Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades

Laura A. Ogden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670260
eISBN:
9781452947372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670260.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Little in North America is wilder than the Florida Everglades—a landscape of frightening reptiles, exotic plants in profusion, swarms of mosquitoes, and unforgiving heat. And yet, even from the early ... More


Hyporegulators Hyporegulators

Timothy J. Bradley

in Animal Osmoregulation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569961
eISBN:
9780191728273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569961.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Many organisms living in the oceans or in salt lakes are hyporegulators, meaning that they maintain their body fluids hypo-osmotically to the external medium. Marine fish hyporegulate by drinking the ... More


Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

C. Kenneth Dodd (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198726135
eISBN:
9780191825934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Animal Biology

This book is a practical manual of reptile field ecology and conservation and it brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a review of the many new and ... More


Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Nonavian Reptiles in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Javier A. Rodríguez-Robles, David A. Good, and David B. Wake

in Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The herpetological gathering of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology was begun on March 13, 1909, with a collection of approximately 430 specimens from southern California and contained 232,254 specimens ... More


Sobek, Lord of the Land of the Lake

Edda Bresciani

in Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The primeval power of Sobek is already acknowledged in a hymn from the Pyramid Texts (PT 317), where the dead pharaoh identifies himself with the god, who here appears as son of the Great ... More


Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

L. Grismer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true ... More


Biodiversity and Conservation of Mesoamerican Dry-Forest Herpetofauna

Mahmood Sasa and Federico Bolaños

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The herpetofauna of Mesoamerica is one of the richest and complex vertebrate faunas, involving more than 210 genera, comprising approximately 693 species of reptiles and 598 species of amphibians. ... More


Rogues, reptiles and repentant sinners

Brian Mcnair

in Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villains

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634460
eISBN:
9780748670925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634460.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the representation of journalists in cinema as best, lovable rogues and as worst, loathsome reptiles. Runaway Bride stars Richard Gere in the lovable rogue role, opposite Julia ... More


Lessons from Europe

K. Henle

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Amphibians and reptiles are coming to be regarded in Europe as indicator groups for a general decline in species diversity. The decline of these groups has been well documented in Europe and on other ... More


Commercial Trade

Anthony B. Wilson

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The international and interstate trade in amphibians is enormous and legally complex. The U.S. Federal Animal Welfare Act of 1966 regulates the use of animals for research and exhibition, as well as ... More


Reflections Upon Amphibian Conservation

Thomas K. Pauley

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0040
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The author began his fieldwork with amphibians in West Virginia in 1963 at the age of twenty-three, and he has spent most of his time (when not teaching) walking the mountains of West Virginia ... More


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