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By Charlotte Uhlenbroek

Destined to be the final word authority on animal groups, Animal Life explores and explains each point of animal habit, together with courtship and mating rituals, kinfolk relationships and safety mechanisms, searching strategies and feeding habits.

If you're thinking that looking at the entire nature courses on tv qualifies you as a professional at the topic, re-examine! Do you actually be aware of what makes animals tick? listed below are the solutions, portrayed in beautiful, awe-inspiring motion sequences and defined in attention-grabbing, in-depth prose.

Thematically prepared through habit trait, Animal existence explores and explains each element of animal habit, together with courtship rituals and intercourse lives, kin relationships and safety mechanisms, looking ideas and feeding conduct. aspect panels discover the various box study on animal habit and clarify vital conservation matters.

The introductory chapters at the Animal state and on animal anatomy support clarify how diverse animals have advanced and tailored to their environments, variations which may be suitable to specific behaviors. Destined to be the final word authority on animal habit, this ebook additionally seems at key behavioral innovations similar to how animals learn how to behave and the function of intuition within the studying process.

Charlotte Uhlenbroek, Ph.D. spent 4 years within the forests of Gombe, Tanzania, finishing her doctorate in chimpanzee verbal exchange less than the auspices of world-famous Jane Goodall. Uhlenbroek is an entire broadcaster, showing in lots of prestigious documentaries produced via the BBC flora and fauna Unit.

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KNOB-SCALED LIZARDS GLASS LIZARDS Xenosauridae Species 6 Anguidae Species 114 ANGUIMORPH LIZARDS Anguimorpha A diverse group of squamates. Many have bony plates (osteoderms) beneath their scales and some species lack legs. BEADED LIZARDS MONITOR LIZARDS Helodermatidae Species 2 Varanidae Species 63 MONITORS AND RELATIVES Varanoidea Includes squamates with an excellent sense of smell, and well-developed teeth, upper jaw, and neck. Most are efficient predators that use long tongues to track prey. SNAKES Serpentes Elongated squamates with no limbs (although the skeletons of some snakes show evidence of hind limbs), no moveable eyelids, and no external ears.

SIRENS NARROWMOUTHED FROGS Sirenidae Species 4 Microhylidae Species 426 OLD WORLD TREE FROGS AFRICAN BUSH FROGS Rhacophoridae Species 286 Hyperoliidae Species 207 MANTELLAS Mantellidae Species 166 RANOIDES TRUE FROGS Ranidae Species 315 8 OTHER FAMILIES SQUEAKERS Arthroleptidae Species 132 AFRICAN BULL FROGS Pyxicephalidae Species 64 ANIMAL KINGDOM 46 Amphibians Amphibians are ectothermic (cold-blooded) vertebrates that derive body heat from their environment. They have four limbs, smooth skin, and are divided into three groups: caecilians, newts and salamanders, and frogs and toads.

SHARKS Selachimorpha Species 400 RAYS AND SKATES Batoidea Species 535 PERCHLIKE FISHES Perciformes Percomorphs with spines and soft rays in their dorsal and anal fins. They include 10,000 diverse species of marine and freshwater fishes. ANIMAL KINGDOM 40 Fishes Fishes are vertebrate animals that are adapted to live, swim, and breathe in fresh or salt water. They are the most numerous and diverse vertebrate animals on Earth and can be found in every conceivable aquatic habitat. Fishes do not form a natural group.

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