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The mammalian radiations : an analysis of trends in evolution, adaptation, and behavior, John F. Eisenberg

Label
The mammalian radiations : an analysis of trends in evolution, adaptation, and behavior
Title
The mammalian radiations
Title remainder
an analysis of trends in evolution, adaptation, and behavior
Statement of responsibility
John F. Eisenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" ... Discusses the principles of the evolution of trophic and reproductive strategies: faunal interchange and the drift of continental land masses; the influence of body size on life-history strategies; the genetic basis of behavioral adaptation and the evolution of social behavior ... appendixes include extensive data on reproductive rate, litter size, interbirth interval, longevity, brain size, and metabolic rate for a wide variety of species."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenberg, John Frederick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL708.5
LC item number
.E57
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL708.5.E57
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
CC6245
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mammals
  • Mammals
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Adaptive radiation (Evolution)
  • Adaptation, Biological
  • Biological Evolution
  • Mammals
  • Mammifères
  • Mammifères
  • Adaptation (Biologie)
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Adaptive radiation (Evolution)
  • Mammals
  • Mammals
  • Zoogdieren
  • Evolutie
Label
The mammalian radiations : an analysis of trends in evolution, adaptation, and behavior, John F. Eisenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 509-599
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1. The historical perspective -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The history of mammals [animals] -- 3. The early radiations -- 4. The Edentata -- 5. The Pholidota -- 6. Conclusions concerning the early radiations -- 7. Madagascar as a refugium : the radiation of the Tenrecidae and other Madagascan mammals -- 8. The phylogeny of behavior : a mammalian baseline -- Part 2. Mammalian radiations on the contiguous continental land masses -- 9. The order Macroscelidea -- 10. The order Lagomorpha -- 11. The Order Rodentia -- 12. Insectivora -- 13. Grandorder Ferae -- 14. G. Archonta -- 15. G. Ungulata -- 16. Trends in the adaptation and distribution of the mammalia [feeding niches and their constraints ; Coevolution of species, competition between higher taxa, mammalian species diversity and niche occupancy, loss of species and the problem of extinction]
  • Part 3. Macrophysiology and adaptation -- 17. Consideration of the mammalian size and metabolic rate -- 18. The influence of body size on live history -- 19. Feeding and foraging categories, some size constraints [food, foods, consequences of specialization for certain habitats & tropic specialization, environmental stresses] -- 20. Mammalian size-classes and their distribution according to nice and zoogeographic constraints -- 21. The relative size of the mammalian brain -- 22. Reproduction and development [intrauterine development and length of gestation ; variability of developmental time ; lactation & postnatal growth] -- 23. Reproduction and life history strategies [i.e. altricial young, etc.]
  • Part 4. Behavior as a subject for study -- 25. Introduction -- 26. The genetic bases for behaviour patterns -- 27. A consideration of biological rhythms and temporal patterning -- 28. Description and classification of the behavioural elements common to generalized terrestrial mammals [sleep, rest, locomotion, autogrooming, elimination, breathing, drinking, feeding, artifacts, protective responses, etc.] -- 28. Interaction systems of generalized mammals [social interactions, courtship and sexual, offensive -- defensive, parental care, play, etc.] -- 30. Reproductive failure, social pathology, and the special case of infanticide [captivity, is it adaptive?; in primates?]
  • 31. Structure of social organizations [genetic basis] -- 32. Classification of mammalian social organizations [mating, sexual dimorphism and polygyny; rearing systems, foraging, refuging, predatory, etc.] -- 33. Toward a definition of the selective forces producing different grades of sociality -- 34. Synthesis
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 610 pages
Isbn
9780485300086
Lccn
80027940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)07171342
  • (OCoLC)ocm07171342
Label
The mammalian radiations : an analysis of trends in evolution, adaptation, and behavior, John F. Eisenberg
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 509-599
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1. The historical perspective -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The history of mammals [animals] -- 3. The early radiations -- 4. The Edentata -- 5. The Pholidota -- 6. Conclusions concerning the early radiations -- 7. Madagascar as a refugium : the radiation of the Tenrecidae and other Madagascan mammals -- 8. The phylogeny of behavior : a mammalian baseline -- Part 2. Mammalian radiations on the contiguous continental land masses -- 9. The order Macroscelidea -- 10. The order Lagomorpha -- 11. The Order Rodentia -- 12. Insectivora -- 13. Grandorder Ferae -- 14. G. Archonta -- 15. G. Ungulata -- 16. Trends in the adaptation and distribution of the mammalia [feeding niches and their constraints ; Coevolution of species, competition between higher taxa, mammalian species diversity and niche occupancy, loss of species and the problem of extinction]
  • Part 3. Macrophysiology and adaptation -- 17. Consideration of the mammalian size and metabolic rate -- 18. The influence of body size on live history -- 19. Feeding and foraging categories, some size constraints [food, foods, consequences of specialization for certain habitats & tropic specialization, environmental stresses] -- 20. Mammalian size-classes and their distribution according to nice and zoogeographic constraints -- 21. The relative size of the mammalian brain -- 22. Reproduction and development [intrauterine development and length of gestation ; variability of developmental time ; lactation & postnatal growth] -- 23. Reproduction and life history strategies [i.e. altricial young, etc.]
  • Part 4. Behavior as a subject for study -- 25. Introduction -- 26. The genetic bases for behaviour patterns -- 27. A consideration of biological rhythms and temporal patterning -- 28. Description and classification of the behavioural elements common to generalized terrestrial mammals [sleep, rest, locomotion, autogrooming, elimination, breathing, drinking, feeding, artifacts, protective responses, etc.] -- 28. Interaction systems of generalized mammals [social interactions, courtship and sexual, offensive -- defensive, parental care, play, etc.] -- 30. Reproductive failure, social pathology, and the special case of infanticide [captivity, is it adaptive?; in primates?]
  • 31. Structure of social organizations [genetic basis] -- 32. Classification of mammalian social organizations [mating, sexual dimorphism and polygyny; rearing systems, foraging, refuging, predatory, etc.] -- 33. Toward a definition of the selective forces producing different grades of sociality -- 34. Synthesis
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xx, 610 pages
Isbn
9780485300086
Lccn
80027940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)07171342
  • (OCoLC)ocm07171342

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