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The current status of amphibian and reptile ecotoxicological research

OCLC: 43286537. Chapter 1 in book
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Edited by:
Donald W. Sparling, Greg Linder, Christine A. Bishop

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Abstract

The extent of research conducted on the effects of contaminants on reptiles and amphibians has been scant compared to that of other vertebrate classes including fishes, birds and mammals. In a review of literature from 1972 until 1998 we found that only about 2.7% of the papers published on ecotoxicology in vertebrates concerned amphibians and 1.4% for reptiles. Most studies on amphibian ecotoxicology were on metals, pesticides, and acid deposition. For reptiles the greatest frequency of papers included metals, organochlorines, and others. In proportion to the taxonomic importance, far more papers were written on turtles than on other reptile orders. Most of the papers dealt with residues and very few dealt with effects of contaminant exposure.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
The current status of amphibian and reptile ecotoxicological research
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Publisher location:
Pensacola, FL.
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
iv, 877
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles
First page:
1
Last page:
13