Iguanas of the World - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815509172, 9780815517993

Iguanas of the World

1st Edition

Their Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

Editors: Gordon M. Burghardt A. Stanley Rand
Authors: Gordon M. Burghardt A. Stanley Rand
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815509172
eBook ISBN: 9780815517993
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1982
Page Count: 491
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Table of Contents

Systematics and Biogeography Checklist of the Iguanine and Malagasy Iguanid Lizards Biogeographical Aspects of the Distribution of Malagasy Iguanids and Their Implications Food and Energetics Energy Requirements of Free-Living Iguanid Lizards Adaptations to Herbivory in Iguanine Lizards The Hindgut Fermentation in the Green Iguana Feeding Strategy of the Caicos Ground Iguana Demography and Life History Strategies Evolution of Nesting Patterns in Iguanine Lizards Latitude and Climate in the Phenology of Reproduction in the Green Iguana The Phenology, Growth, and Survival of the Green Iguana Growth and Ecology of Spiny Tailed and Green Iguanas in Costa Rica Ecology and Evolution of the Insular Gigantic Chuckwallas Adaptive Behavior and Communication The Aggressive Displays of Iguanine Lizards Displays of Captive Banded Iguanas The Behavioral Inventory of the Green Iguana Orientation in Dispersing Hatchling Green Iguanas The Benefits of Sleeping Aggregations in Marine Iguanas Social Organization Socio-Ecological Determinants of Mating Strategies in Iguanine Lizards The Mating Behavior of the Green Iguana Social Organization and Ecology of Land Iguanas Reproductive Behavior of Galapagos Land Iguanas Variation in Iguanine Social Organization: Mating Systems in Chuckwallas Conservation and Management Exploitation of Iguanas in Central America Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation of South Pacific Banded IguanasùIntroducing a New Species


Iguanas are large, primeval-appearing animals that have always attracted considerable attention and scientific study. The 30 species of iguanas are today collectively referred to as iguanines, or the subfamily Iguaninae, of the lizard family Iguanidae. This book is the result of a symposium of worldwide scientists on the world's iguanas that was held at a joint meeting of the Society of the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and The Herpetologist's League.

Over 30 recognized experts submitted their studies of these interesting reptiles, and have published what was once unknown and unpublished information. This book was a leader in its time and still serves as a wonderful reference for scientist and student alike.


Animal scientists, veterinarians, agricultural and zoological managers and handlers, animal behaviorists.


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"If you think you are one of the "smart" people when it comes to the iguana species, this is a MUST HAVE publication." - Robert Macargar

About the Editors

Gordon M. Burghardt Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

A. Stanley Rand Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

About the Authors

Gordon M. Burghardt Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

A. Stanley Rand Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute