Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards

Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards

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qThis is the first comprehensive treatment of the biology of the Monstersauria in nearly 50 years, during which time our knowledge has increased dramatically. It gives the reader an unprecedented opportunity to understand the evolution, ecology, and behavior of gila monsters and beaded lizards, as well as insights into folklore, venom, and threats to the existence of these fabled animals.q--William Cooper , Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne qBeck is the foremost authority on these animals and has published extensively on them. He provides a highly readable and fascinating summary of their biology.q--Jonathan Campbell, author of Venomous Reptiles of Latin AmericaIn general, a rise of 10AdC causes metabolic rate, along with many other physiological rate processes, to double (i.e., QIo = 2; ... the energy devoted to breathing in Tegu Lizards (Andrade and Abe 1999a) and may reduce their energy costsanbsp;...

Title:Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards
Author:Daniel David Beck
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2005


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