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


Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1981] .
ISBN 0226195376, 9780226195377

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Subjects Adaptation (Biologie)
Adaptation (Biology)
Adaptation, Biological.
Adaptive radiation (Evolution)
Biological Evolution.
Evolutie.
Mammals -- Behavior.
Mammals -- Evolution.
Mammals.
Mammifères -- Évolution.
Mammifères -- Mœurs et comportement.
Zoogdieren.
Description xx, 610 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-599) and index.
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.
Contents 31. Structure of social organizations [genetic basis] -- 32. Classification of mammalian social organizations [mating, sexual dimorphism and polygyny; rearing systems, foraging, refuging, predatory, et cetera] -- 33. Toward a definition of the selective forces producing different grades of sociality -- 34. Synthesis.
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 and 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 and postnatal growth] -- 23. Reproduction and life history strategies [id est altricial young, et cetera].
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, et cetera] -- 28. Interaction systems of generalized mammals [social interactions, courtship and sexual, offensive -- defensive, parental care, play, et cetera] -- 30. Reproductive failure, social pathology, and the special case of infanticide [captivity, is it adaptive?; in primates?].
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7171342
(OCoLC)ocm07171342
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WorldCat Identities Eisenberg, John Frederick.
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