New York: Taylor and Francis, 2011. Octavo, laminated boards, colour and black and white photographs.
Print on demand title. Covering a wide range of topics on snake reproduction and phylogeny, this comprehensive book discusses everything from primordial germ migration in developing embryos to semelparity (death after reproduction) in the aspic viper. Beginning with a review of the history of snake reproductive studies, it presents new findings on development, placentation, spermatogenesis, male and female reproductive anatomy, hormonal control of reproduction, reproductive cycles, sex pheromones, and parental care. Rife with illustrations and color plates, this book offers comparative chapters on snake phylognetics examining morphological characteristics alongside strictly molecular concerns.
Price: $180.00 AU