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The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Costa Rica

Author : Jay M. Savage
ISBN : 0226735370
Genre : Nature
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World renowned for its biological diversity and model conservation system, Costa Rica is home to a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles, from the golden toad to the scorpion lizard and the black-headed bushmaster. Jay M. Savage has studied these fascinating creatures for more than forty years, and in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica he provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of their biology and evolution ever produced. Savage begins with detailed discussions of the natural and cultural history of Costa Rica, setting the stage for a detailed treatment of each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles that may be found there. Each species account synthesizes and analyzes everything that is known about the animal's anatomy, behavior, geographic distribution, systematics, and evolutionary history and provides keys for identifying amphibians and reptiles in the field. In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden. Because Costa Rica has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in the study of tropical biology as well as in the development of ecotourism and ecoprospecting, and because more than half of the amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica are also found elsewhere in Central America, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica will be an essential book for a wide audience of nature lovers, naturalists, ecotourists, field biologists, conservationists, and government planners.
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Amphibians And Reptiles Of Georgia

Author : John B. Jensen
ISBN : 0820331112
Genre : Nature
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Featuring more than 475 full-color photographs and 182 maps, this comprehensive guide to the state's diverse herpetofauna makes accessible a wealth of information about 170 species of frogs, salamanders, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and turtles, including species attributes, behavior, life cycles, habitat, and more.
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Amphibians And Reptiles

Author : Tom Langton
ISBN : 9287133778
Genre : Amphibians
File Size : 68.18 MB
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Amphibians And Reptiles Of Pakistan

Author : Muhammad Sharif Khan
ISBN : CORNELL:31924102942632
Genre : Nature
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"Muhammad Sharif Khan presents the most authoritative illustrated compendium on Pakistan's amphibians and reptiles-a work with no peer in its geographic realm. The book represents the distillation of nearly 40 years of research. Most species are illustrated in full color, and the text includes identification keys, descriptions, natural history, and distribution maps. This is a valuable guide for zoos and institutions, reptile keepers, and natural history travelers in Pakistan. It will be useful not only in Pakistan but in all the surrounding countries, the general region, and beyond."
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Amphibians And Reptiles Of New Mexico

Author : William G. Degenhardt
ISBN : 0826338119
Genre : Nature
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Amphibians and reptiles thrive in New Mexico's many landscapes and varied environments. In all, the state has 123 species, an assemblage of 3 salamanders, 23 frogs and toads, 10 turtles, 41 lizards, and 46 snakes. In this comprehensive guide, each species is presented in a color photograph and its distribution shown on a map. Technical art supplements, identification keys, and line art complement family descriptions. For each species, the following is provided: type, distribution, description, similar species, systematics, habitat, behavior, reproduction, food habits, and references. The detailed descriptions add to our knowledge about the region's herpetofauna, which will aid students, herpetologists, and resource managers. The book is also of great benefit to non-specialists, including casual hikers, since the authors write in accessible language that makes for easy identification of species.
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Amphibians And Reptiles Of Northern Guatemala The Yucatan And Belize

Author : Jonathan A. Campbell
ISBN : 0806130660
Genre : Nature
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Frogs, toads, salamanders, caecilians, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, and numerous species of snakes in the Petén region of northern Guatemala and adjacent terrain in Mexico and Belize are illustrated and profiled in this first field guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the area. The 160 species of creatures range from the enormous, dramatic, and potentially dangerous--such as the common venomous snake called the barba amarilla (yellow beard) and the now endangered American crocodile--to diminutive tree frogs, anoles, geckos, and skinks, and the secretive snakes of the forest floor. With 176 color photographs plus line drawings and maps, this guide is designed for use both by scientists and by interested tourists and armchair travelers. Notes on where animals are likely to be found and English and Spanish identification keys help anyone wishing to spot and recognize animals in the field.
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Amphibians And Reptiles Of The Carolinas And Virginia 2nd Ed

Author : Jeffrey C. Beane
ISBN : 9780807898253
Genre : Nature
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Revised and updated to reflect the most current science, and including 30 new species, this authoritative and comprehensive volume is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. The new edition features 189 species of salamanders, frogs, crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes, with updated color photographs, descriptions, and distribution maps for each species. It is an indispensable guide for zoologists, amateur naturalists, environmentalists, backpackers, campers, hikers, and everyone interested in the outdoors.
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