New Zealand Lizards
This edited volume is a timely and comprehensive summary of the New Zealand lizard fauna. Nestled in the south-west Pacific, New Zealand is a large archipelago that displays the faunal signatures of both its Gondwanan origins, and more recent oceanic island influences. New Zealand was one of the last countries on Earth to be discovered, and likewise, the full extent of the faunal diversity present within the archipelago is only just starting to be appreciated. This is no better exemplified than in lizards, where just 30 species (20 skinks, 10 geckos) were recognized in the 1950s, but now 104 are formally or informally recognized (61 skinks, 43 geckos). Thus, New Zealand contains one of the most diverse lizard faunas of any cool, temperate region on Earth. This book brings together the world’s leading experts in the field to produce an authoritative overview of the history, taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, life-history, physiology and conservation of New Zealand lizards.
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A Review of the Fossil Record of New Zealand Lizards
Putting a Name to Diversity Taxonomy of the New Zealand Lizard Fauna
Biogeography of New Zealand Lizards
The Ecology of New Zealands Lizards
Reproduction and Life History of New Zealand Lizards
Diseases of New Zealand Reptiles
Thermal and Metabolic Physiology of New Zealand Lizards
Sampling Techniques for New Zealand Lizards
Conservation of New Zealand Lizards A Fauna Not Forgotten but Undervalued?
Lizard Conservation in Mainland Sanctuaries
Origin Spread and Biology of the Invasive Plague Skink Lampropholis delicata in New Zealand
The Future of New Zealand Lizard Research
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