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The large and impressive monitor lizard (genus Varanus) has attracted a great deal of interest. Despite being wary and difficult to observe, monitors have received an extraordinary amount of attention from devoted students. Varanoid Lizards of the World is a comprehensive account of virtually everything important that is known about monitor lizards, beginning with detailed species accounts and proceeding to various modern comparative analyses. Where possible, people who have had detailed field experience with a particular species have assembled the species accounts. In the process of reporting what is known, the book also identifies what remains to be learned about these lizards. This volume stands as a model for showing how such a diverse monophyletic group can be exploited both to identify and to understand the actual course of evolution.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Part I
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. Eric R. Planka and Dennis R. King
  3. pp. 3-9
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  1. 2. The Long and Honorable History of Monitors and Their Kin
  2. Ralph E. Molnar
  3. pp. 10-67
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  1. 3. Biogeography and Phylogeny of Varanoids
  2. Ralph E. Molnar and Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 68-76
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  1. 4. Tempo and Timing of the Australian Varanus Radiation
  2. W. Bryan Jennings and Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 77-88
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  1. Part II: Species Accounts
  1. Introduction to Part II: Species Accounts
  2. p. 89
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  1. 5. African Varanid Species
  2. p. 90
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  1. 5.1. Varanus albigularis
  2. John ("Andy") Phillips
  3. pp. 91-94
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  1. 5.2. Varanus exanthematicus
  2. Daniel Bennett
  3. pp. 95-103
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  1. 5.3. Varanus griseus
  2. Michael Stanner
  3. pp. 104-132
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  1. 5.4. Varanus niloticus
  2. Sigrid Lenz
  3. pp. 133-138
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  1. 5.5. Varanus ornatus
  2. Wolfgang Böhme and Thomas Ziegler
  3. pp. 139-142
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  1. 5.6. Varanus yemenensis
  2. Wolfgang Böhme
  3. pp. 143-155
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  1. 6. Asian Varanid Species
  2. p. 156
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  1. 6.1. Varanus bengalensis
  2. Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 157-160
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  1. 6.2. Varanus caerulivirens
  2. Thomas Ziegler, Wolfgang Böhme, and Kai M. Philipp
  3. pp. 161-164
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  1. 6.3. Varanus cerambonensis
  2. Kai M. Philipp, Thomas Ziegler, and Wolfgang Böhme
  3. pp. 165-167
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  1. 6.4. Varanus doreanus
  2. Wolfgang Böhme, Kai M. Philipp, and Thomas Ziegler
  3. pp. 168-171
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  1. 6.5. Varanus dumerilii
  2. Daniel Bennett
  3. pp. 172-175
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  1. 6.6. Varanus finschi
  2. Kai M. Philipp, Thomas Ziegler, and Wolfgang Böhme
  3. pp. 176-178
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  1. 6.7. Varanus flavescens
  2. Gerard Visser
  3. pp. 179-183
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  1. 6.8. Varanus indicus
  2. Gil Dryden and Thomas Ziegler
  3. pp. 184-188
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  1. 6.9. Varanus jobiensis
  2. Kai M. Philipp, Thomas Ziegler, and Wolfgang Böhme
  3. pp. 189-192
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  1. 6.10. Varanus juxtindicus
  2. Wolfgang Böhme, Kai M. Philipp, and Thomas Ziegler
  3. pp. 193-196
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  1. 6.11. Varanus komodoensis
  2. Claudio Ciofi
  3. pp. 197-204
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  1. 6.12. Varanus kordensis
  2. Hans J. Jacobs
  3. pp. 205-207
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  1. 6.13. Varanus mabitang
  2. Maren Gaulke
  3. pp. 208-211
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  1. 6.14. Varanus macraei
  2. Wolfgang Böhme and Hans J. Jacobs
  3. pp. 212-214
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  1. 6.15. Varanus melinus
  2. Thomas Ziegler and Wolfgang Böhme
  3. pp. 215-219
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  1. 6.16. Varanus olivaceus
  2. Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 220-224
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  1. 6.17. Varanus prasinus
  2. Harry W. Greene
  3. pp. 225-229
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  1. 6.18. Varanus rudicollis
  2. Daniel Benneti
  3. pp. 230-233
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  1. 6.19. Varanus salvadorii
  2. Hans-Georg Horn
  3. pp. 234-243
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  1. 6.20. Varanus salvator (Nominate Form)
  2. Maren Gaulke and Hans-Georg Horn
  3. pp. 244-257
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  1. 6.21. Varanus salvator (Subspecies)
  2. Hans-Georg Horn and Maren Gaulke
  3. pp. 258-271
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  1. 6.22. Varanus spinulosus
  2. Kai M. Philipp, Thomas Ziegler, and Wolfgang Böhme
  3. pp. 272-274
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  1. 6.23. Varanus timorensis
  2. Dennis R. King and Lawrence A. Smith
  3. pp. 275-278
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  1. 6.24. Varanus yuwonoi
  2. Kai M. Philipp, Thomas Ziegler, and Wolfgang Böhme
  3. pp. 279-296
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  1. 7. Australian Varanid Species
  2. p. 297
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  1. 7.1. Varanus acanthurus
  2. Gil Dryden
  3. pp. 298-307
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  1. 7.2. Varanus baritji
  2. Max King
  3. pp. 308-311
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  1. 7.3. Varanus brevicauda
  2. Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 312-317
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  1. 7.4. Varanus caudolineatus
  2. Graham Thompson
  3. pp. 318-327
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  1. 7.5. Varanus eremius
  2. Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 328-334
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  1. 7.6. Varanus giganteus
  2. Hans-Georg Horn and Dennis R. King
  3. pp. 335-354
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  1. 7.7. Varanus gilleni
  2. Hans-Georg Horn
  3. pp. 355-365
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  1. 7.8. Varanus glauerti
  2. Samuel S. Sweet
  3. pp. 366-372
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  1. 7.9. Varanus glebopalma
  2. Samuel S. Sweet
  3. pp. 373-379
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  1. 7.10. Varanus gouldii
  2. Graham Thompson
  3. pp. 380-400
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  1. 7.11. Varanus keithhornei
  2. Steve Irwin
  3. pp. 401-405
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  1. 7.12. Varanus kingorum
  2. Max King
  3. pp. 406-409
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  1. 7.13. Varanus mertensi
  2. Keith Christian
  3. pp. 410-415
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  1. 7.14. Varanus mitchelli
  2. Tim Schultz and Sean Doody
  3. pp. 416-422
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  1. 7.15. Varanus panoptes
  2. Keith Christian
  3. pp. 423-429
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  1. 7.16. Varanus pilbarensis
  2. Dennis R. King
  3. pp. 430-433
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  1. 7.17. Varanus primordius
  2. Grant Husband and Keith Christian
  3. pp. 434-437
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  1. 7.18. Varanus rosenbergi
  2. Dennis R. King and Ruth Allen King
  3. pp. 438-450
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  1. 7.19. Varanus scalaris
  2. Lawrence A. Smith, Samuel S. Sweet, and Dennis R. King
  3. pp. 451-461
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  1. 7.20. Varanus semiremex
  2. Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 462-465
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  1. 7.21. Varanus spenceri
  2. Jeffrey M. Lemm and Gavin S. Bedford
  3. pp. 466-471
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  1. 7.22. Varanus storri
  2. Bernd Eldenmüller
  3. pp. 472-476
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  1. 7.23. Varanus tristis
  2. Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 477-487
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  1. 7.24. Varanus varius
  2. Brian Weavers
  3. pp. 488-515
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  1. 8. Other Varanaids
  2. p. 516
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  1. 8.1. Overview of the Family Helodermatidae for Varanophiles
  2. Daniel D. Beck
  3. pp. 517-520
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  1. 8.2. Heloderma horridum
  2. Daniel D. Beck
  3. pp. 521-527
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  1. 8.3. Heloderma suspectum
  2. Daniel D. Beck
  3. pp. 528-534
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  1. 8.4. Lanthanotus borneensis
  2. Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 535-538
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  1. 8.5. Estesia mongoliensis
  2. Mark A. Norell
  3. pp. 539-546
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  1. Part III
  1. 9. Evolution of Body Size and Reproductive Tactics
  2. Eric R. Planka
  3. pp. 549-555
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  1. 10. Keeping Monitors in Captivity: A Biological, Technical, and Legislative Problem
  2. Hans-Georg Horn
  3. pp. 556-570
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 571-576
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 577-586
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 587-594
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253013699
Related ISBN
9780253343666
MARC Record
OCLC
1016851467
Pages
608
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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