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Title Biology, evolution, and conservation of river dolphins within South America and Asia / Manuel Ruiz-Garcia and Joseph Mark Shostell, editors
Published New York : Nova Science Publishers, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 504 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Wildlife protection, destruction and extinction
Wildlife protection, destruction and extinction series.
Contents An introduction to river dolphin species / Joseph Mark Shostell and Manuel Ruiz-García -- Seasonal ecology of Inia in three river basins of South America (Orinoco, Amazon, and upper Madeira) / Tamara L. McGuire and Enzo Aliaga-Rossel -- Conservation of the river dolphin (Inia boliviensis) in Bolivia / Enzo Aliaga-Rossel -- Mobility of the axial regions in a captive Amazon River dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) / Timothy D. Smith and Anne M. Burrows -- The application of equation models to determine the age of pink river dolphin skulls / Luisa Fernanda Castellanos-Mora, Fernando Trujillo and Manuel Ruiz-García -- Amazon River dolphin : high phylopatry due to restricted dispersion at large and short distances / Juliana A. Vianna [and others] -- Amazon River dolphin polymorphism and population differentiation of MHC class II peptides / María Martínez-Agüero, Sergio Flores-Ramírez and Manuel Ruiz-García -- Micro-geographical genetic structure of Inia geoffrensis in the Napo-Curaray River Basin by means of Chesser's models / Manuel Ruiz-García -- Changes in the demographic trends of pink river dolphins (Inia) at the microgeographical level in Peruvian and Bolivian rivers and within the upper Amazon : microsatellites and mtDNA analyses and insights into Inia's origin / Manuel Ruiz-García -- Fossil record and the evolutionary history of Iniodea / M.A. Cozzuol -- Fishery activity impact on the Sotalia populations from the Amazon mouth / Sandra Beltrán-Pedreros and Miguel Petrere -- Dolphin-fishery interaction : cost-benefit, social-economic and cultural considerations / Sandra Beltrán-Pedreros and Ligia Amaral Filgueiras-Henriques -- Ethnoecology of Sotalia guianensis (Gervais, 1853) in the Amazon Estuary / Sandra Beltrán-Pedreros, Miguel Petrere and Ligia Amaral Filgueiras-Henriques -- Molecular ecology and systematics of Sotalia dolphins / H.A. Cunha, da Silva VMF and A.M. Solé-Cava -- Population structure and phylogeography of Tucuxi dolphins (Sotalia fluviatilis / Susana Caballero [and others] -- Life history and ecology of franciscana, Pontoporia blainvillei (Cetacea, Pontoporiidae) / Eduardo R. Secchi -- Review on the threats and conservation status of franciscana, Pontoporia blainvillei (Cetacea, Pontoporiidae) / Eduardo R. Secchi -- Detection of Yangtze finless porpoises in the Poyang Lake mouth area via passive acoustic data-loggers / Songhai Li [and others] -- Population status and conservation of baiji and the Yangtze finless porpoise / Ding Wang and Xiujiang Zhao -- Failure of the baiji recovery program : conservation lessons for other freshwater cetaceans / Samuel T. Turvey -- High level of MHC polymorphism in the baiji and finless porpoise, with special reference to possible convergent adaptation to the freshwater Yangtze River / Shixia Xu [and others] -- Population status and conservation of the Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) in the Indian subcontinent / R.K. Sinha, Sunil Kumar Verma and Lalji Singh -- The evolutionary history and phylogenetic relationships of the superfamily Platanistoidea / Lawrence G. Barnes, Toshiyuki Kimura and Stephen J. Godfrey
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject River dolphins -- Conservation -- Asia.
River dolphins -- Conservation -- South America.
River dolphins -- Evolution -- Asia.
River dolphins -- Evolution -- South America.
River dolphins -- Asia.
River dolphins -- South America.
Form Electronic book
Author Ruiz-Garcia, Manuel.
Shostell, Joseph Mark.
ISBN 1611224365 (electronic bk.)
9781611224368 (electronic bk.)