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Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Eric Pianka


From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book provides a comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. It covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. The authors of this book have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based on extensive first-hand experience with the animals in their natural habitats. Part One explores lizard lifestyles, answering such questions as why lizards are active whe ... More

Keywords: lizards, natural selection, species evolution, diversity, ecology, biology, lizard lifestyles, iguanians, chameleons, snakes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520234017
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520234017.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Pianka, author