Reptile and Amphibian Variants: Colors, Patterns and Scales

Reptile and Amphibian Variants: Colors, Patterns and Scales

By: H.Bernard Bechtel (author)Hardback

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Description

Reptiles and amphibians with conspicuously altered colours and patterns are often quite beautiful. The rarer and more bizarre anomalies and mutations are reported and illustrated in this book which opens a window on a developing and complex field of inquiry. Well illustrated, this book covers an arcane subject from the author's personal perspective.

Contents

Reptiles and Amphibians; Biology of the Skin; Genetics; Chromatophore Biology; Participation of Chromatophores in Colour Patterns; Function of Coloration and Pattern; Albinism; Albinism and Hypomelanism in Reptiles and Amphibians; Axanthism; Leucism, Piebaldism and Melanism; Anomalous Patterns; Scalelessness, Bicephaly and Hybrids; Investigative Breeding and Artificial Selection.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780894648625
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 206
  • ID: 9780894648625
  • ISBN10: 0894648624

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