2013

Capybara

Biology, Use and Conservation of an Exceptional Neotropical Species

ISBN: 978-1-4614-3999-8 (Print) 978-1-4614-4000-0 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Biology, Ecology and Evolution

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      Pages 1-1

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      Taxonomy, Natural History and Distribution of the Capybara

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      Pages 39-59

      Paleontology, Evolution and Systematics of Capybara

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      Pages 61-81

      Phylogenetics of Caviomorph Rodents and Genetic Perspectives on the Evolution of Sociality and Mating Systems in the Caviidae

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      Pages 83-96

      Foraging Strategies and Feeding Habits of Capybaras

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      Pages 97-106

      Capybara Digestive Adaptations

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      Pages 107-129

      Reproductive Morphology and Physiology of the Male Capybara

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      Pages 131-146

      Morphology and Reproductive Physiology of Female Capybaras

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      Pages 147-167

      Capybara Demographic Traits

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      Pages 169-184

      Diseases of Capybara

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      Pages 185-193

      Capybara Scent Glands and Scent-Marking Behavior

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      Pages 195-207

      Capybara Social Behavior and Use of Space: Patterns and Processes

  3. Production

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      Pages 209-209

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      Pages 211-227

      Products and Uses of Capybaras

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      Pages 229-241

      Confined and Semi-confined Production Systems for Capybaras

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      Pages 243-260

      Social and Spatial Relationships of Capybaras in a Semi-confined Production System

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      Pages 261-274

      Feeds and Nutrition of Farmed Capybaras

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      Pages 275-282

      The Impact of Management Practices on Female Capybara Reproductive Parameters in Captivity

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      Pages 283-302

      The Sustainable Management of Capybaras

  4. Conservation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 303-303

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      Pages 305-319

      Capybaras as a Source of Protein: Utilization and Management in Venezuela

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      Pages 321-332

      Conservation and Use of the Capybara and the Lesser Capybara in Colombia

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      Pages 333-344

      Capybara Production in Brazil: Captive Breeding or Sustainable Management?

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