Reproductive Biology of South American Vertebrates

  • William C. Hamlett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Chondrichthyes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William C. Hamlett, Antonio G. Ferri, Maria A. Miglino
      Pages 3-18
    3. L. E. L. Rasmussen, David L. Hess, Samuel H. Gruber
      Pages 19-42
  3. Ostheichthyes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Antonio Machado-Allison
      Pages 45-59
    3. Naércio A. Menezes, Anna Emilia A. de M. Vazzoler
      Pages 60-70
    4. Horst O. Schwassmann
      Pages 71-81
  4. Amphibia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Joseph T. Bagnara, Rakesh K. Rastogi
      Pages 98-111
    3. Marvalee H. Wake
      Pages 112-120
  5. Reptilia

  6. Aves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Lloyd C. Fitzpatrick, Carlos G. Guerra, Marcos A. Cikutovic
      Pages 181-197
    3. José Valencia, Víctor Leyton
      Pages 198-207

About this book

Introduction

South America is one of the few areas of the world that includes vast areas of as yet undisturbed natural habitats. These areas are home to as many as half the world's species of plants and animals. Many of the animals inhabit­ ing these areas are of direct and immediate economic importance, while others are of unknown potential value. With economic development of these areas, there is a coincident disruption of natural habitats that have a direct impact on the reproductive capabilities of the affected species. Re­ production is central to the survival of all species and, regardless of the environmental stresses imposed on them, scientific attention must be fo­ cused on reproductive biology as a way to deal with these pressures. It is vitally important to gather as much research data as possible on the repro­ ductive biology of the species on this continent in order to provide gov­ ernmental agencies and scientists with the most accurate information on which to base decisions regarding development. This volume is intended to draw attention to these pressing matters by gathering a wide representation of scientists actively engaged in reproduction research relating to South American vertebrates. It is intended that this volume will serve as a re­ source for individuals and organizations interested in reproductive biology and species survival. An additional benefit is that economically important species, as well as potentially important ones such as sharks, will be dis­ cussed.

Keywords

animals biology development environment reproduction vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • William C. Hamlett
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University School of Medicine South Bend Center for Medical EducationUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2866-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7701-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2866-0
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