North American Box Turtles: A Natural History (Animal Natural History #6) (Paperback)

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North American Box Turtles: A Natural History (Animal Natural History #6) (Paperback)

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Once a familiar backyard visitor in many parts of the United States and Mexico, the box turtle is losing the battle against extinction. In North American Box Turtles, C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr., has written the first book-length natural history of the twelve species and subspecies of this endangered animal. This volume includes comprehensive information on the species' evolution, behavior, courtship and reproduction, habitat use, diet, population structure, systematics, and disease. Special features include color photos of all species, subspecies, and their habitats; a simple identification guide to both living and fossil species; and a summary of information on fossil Terrapene and Native uses of box turtles. End-of-chapter sections highlight future research directions, including the need for long-term monitoring and observation of box turtles within their natural habitat and conservation applications. A glossary and a bibliography of literature on box turtles accompany the text.

All royalties from the sales of this volume will go to the Chelonian Research Foundation, a nonprofit foundation for the conservation of turtles.

Product Details ISBN: 9780806135014
ISBN-10: 0806135018
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: August 5th, 2002
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Animal Natural History