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REPRODUCTIVE PATTERNS OF REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS: CONSIDERATIONS FOR CAPTIVE BREEDING AND CONSERVATION
J. WHITFIELD GIBBONS
The topic of reproductive patterns of particular groups of reptiles and amphibians has been
addressed thoroughly. Amphibian reproduction has been bountifully covered by Duellman and
Trueb (1986 ). A variety of publications have satisfactorily covered reptilian reproductive
strategies, such as Ford and Seigel (1989) for snakes; Moll (1979),Wllbur and Morin(1988), and
Iverson (1991) for turtles; and Tinkle et al. (1970), Dunham et al. (1988), and others for lizards.
The emphasis of this chapter is on the connection between reproductive patterns and conservation
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Gibbons, J.W. 1994. Reproductive patterns of reptiles and amphibians: considerations for captive breeding and conservation. In Captive Management and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles, A Volume Honoring Roger Conant, edited by J.B. Murphy, K. Adler, and J.T. Collins. p. 119-123. Vol. Contributions to Herpetology, Vol. II. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Ithaca, NY.