A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia (UC Publications in Zoology)

By: Tellez, Marisa

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Records of parasitism in crocodilians date back to the early 1800s, distributed among various types of published and unpublished materials. Analyzing parasite-host specificity, geographic distribution, and taxonomy can provide otherwise cryptic details about crocodilian ecology and evolution, as well as their local food web dynamics. This information is critical for improved conservation tactics for both crocodilians and their habitat.
As climate change, anthropogenic conflict, and environmental pollution endanger crocodilian ecosystems, there is a need for organized information on crocodile, alligator, caiman, and gharial infectious diseases. This volume meets this need by delivering the first checklist of crocodilians and their parasites for researchers and scholars in biology, herpetology, and ecology in order to further the knowledge and study of crocodilian-parasite dynamics and improve our understanding of human impacts on ecosystems.


Title: A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia (UC Publications in Zoology)

Author Name: Tellez, Marisa

Categories: Other,

Publisher: University of California Press:

ISBN Number: 0520098897

ISBN Number 13: 9780520098893

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0520098897Z2

Description: 0520098897 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!