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Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Field GuideArtist/Author: Leenders, Twan
Reptiles of Costa Rica, the long-awaited companion to Amphibians of Costa Rica is the first-ever comprehensive field guide to the crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes of Costa Rica. A popular destination for tourists and biologists because of its biodiversity, the country is particularly rich in reptile fauna, boasting 245 species. The sheer diversity in shapes, sizes, colours, and natural history traits of these animals is beautifully displayed in Reptiles of Costa Rica. Lizards range from minuscule dwarf geckos to dinosaur-like iguanids, and everything in between, while the country’s snakes include tiny eyeless wormsnakes, massive boas, as well as twenty-three dangerously venomous species, which include the largest vipers in the world.
Author, photographer, and conservation biologist Twan Leenders has been researching and documenting the herpetofauna of Costa Rica for nearly twenty-five years. His explorations have taken him to remote parts of Costa Rica that few people ever visit, journeys that usually find him hauling an array of photographic equipment to document his finds. In addition to including more than 1,000 photographs, detailed black and white scientific illustrations, and range maps, Reptiles of Costa Rica also features paintings of anole dewlaps, a key identification feature for that very complex group of lizards. This new field guide will enable the reader to identify all species, while also providing a wealth of information about natural history, predation, breeding strategies, habitat preferences, and conservation of Costa Rica’s reptile fauna.
Dragon Lizards of Australia: Evolution, Ecology and a Comprehensive Field GuideArtist/Author: Melville, Jane, Steve Wilson
The only title available on Australian Dragon Lizards including the most recent understanding of their origins and life history.
Australia’s mostly hot dry continent is home to nearly 800 described species and the seven Australian families represent four evolutionary lineages; three families of geckoes and flap-footed (legless) lizards; skinks; goannas and dragons. Australia is a land of lizards, with an amazing diversity of species that rivals any other country on earth.
The authors aim to convey their admiration for these amazing animals and share the knowledge and experience gained from working with them. Provided are the most recent understanding of their origins, life history, habitat and distribution. Also included is an individual account of all of Australia’s dragon species, featuring the most up to date taxonomic classification. Each is described, illustrated and mapped.
The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras: Systematics, Distribution, and ConservationArtist/Author: McCranie, James
Based on years of field work and the examination of thousands of museum specimens, The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras is the final instalment of a series of volumes by James R. McCranie documenting the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras.
Thoroughly illustrated by colour photographs and maps of geographic distribution, the book describes in detail 86 species of Honduran lizards, crocodilians, and turtles. Identification keys in both English and Spanish allow the ready identification of all species, and discussions of conservation status review current threats to all species. The publication of this work represents the completion of the most comprehensive and detailed study of the amphibian and reptilian faunas of any country in Latin America.
A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales (Third Edition)Artist/Author: Swan, Gerry, Ross Sadlier and Glenn Shea.
A guide to every gecko, flap-footed lizard, goanna, dragon, skink, snake and turtle known to live throughout the state’s many habitats.
A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales narrows down the field of species identification to a manageable size for any naturalist. The telltale details that make identification possible lie in the descriptions of families, genera and species; these are accompanied by clear line drawings. Where you need to tune out similar species, simple keys are provided. For herpetologists, the location maps will prove invaluable. This book is a thorough update, expansion and revision of A Field Guide to the Snakes and Lizards of New South Wales published in 2004. Since then, the number of species has increased, countless names have changed and new species locations have been found.
Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands: A Comprehensive GuideArtist/Author: Zug, George R.
The Pacific is home to an extraordinary and diverse number of oceanic islands, from Palau and the Marianas east of the Philippines to Cocos Island and the Galapagos west of the Americas. The isolation of these lands and extreme distances between them long prevented scientists from studying their flora and fauna in a comparative context. Here, George R. Zug offers the first such systematic overview in more than half a century. Aids in the identification of each species along with details of their form and coloration, habitat and distribution, reproductive biology and natural history. Colour plates of more than 75 percent of the species also help to facilitate visual identification. This accessible and informative guide is the most comprehensive field reference available and will appeal to both novice sightseers and professional naturalists.
Geckos: The Animal Answer GuideArtist/Author: Bauer, Aaron M.
Discover the biology, natural history, and diversity of geckos as lizard biologist and gecko expert Aaron Bauer answers deceptively simple questions with surprising and little-known facts. Readers can explore colour photographs that reveal the natural wonder and beauty of the gecko form and are further informed by images of how geckos live in their natural habitats. Although written for nonexperts, this book also provides a carefully selected bibliography and a new list of all known species that will be of interest to herpetologists. Anyone who owns a gecko, has seen them in the wild, or has wondered about them will appreciate this gem of a book.
Australian Lizards: A Natural HistoryArtist/Author: Wilson, Steven K.
The extraordinary lives of lizards remain largely hidden from human eyes. Lizards feed, mate, lay eggs or give live birth, and carefully manage their temperatures. They struggle to survive in a complex world of predators and competitors.
The nearly 700 named Australian species are divided into seven families: the dragons, monitors, skinks, flap-footed lizards and three families of geckos. Using a vast array of artful strategies, lizards have managed to find a home in virtually all terrestrial habitats. This book takes the reader on a journey through the remarkable life of lizards. It explores the places in which they live and what they eat, shows how they make use of their senses and how they control their temperatures, how they reproduce and how they defend themselves. It reveals behavioural aspects never before published, offering a fascinating glimpse into the unseen lives of these reptiles.
Steve K Wilson has written numerous feature articles on natural history and has authored or co-authored
seven books on Australian reptiles. He holds one of the largest private libraries of Australian reptile images, as well as natural history photographs from excursions through South-East Asia, South Asia, Melanesia, Central America, Madagascar, Africa and Europe. He has worked as an information officer at the Queensland Museum for more than 25 years.
Beaded lizards and Gila monsters: captive care and husbandry.Artist/Author: Eidenmaller, B. and M. Reisinger.
Provides an in depth study of the experiences the authors have had over many years of keeping and breeding Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards and observing them in the wild. Both authors managed to achieve great and repeated success in the captive breeding of these impressive lizards.
Salamanders and newts of Europe, North Africa and Western Asia.Artist/Author: Staniszewski, M.
The first volume from the TERRALOG series to be dedicated to a group of amphibians. This volume provides photographs of eggs, larvae and juveniles as well as illustrations of natural habitats. Each account is complemented by a symbol-based descriptive summary of the husbandry requirements of the respective species in captivity. Containing more than 540 full-colour photographs, this volume is a valuable photographic reference for both the scientist and terrarium enthusiast.
The Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in SabahArtist/Author: Inger, Robert F. and Tan Fui Lian.
A review of the rich herpeto-fauna of Borneo, including some of its less conspicuous members.
The Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in Sabah is a review of the rich herpetofauna of Borneo, including some of its less conspicuous and sometimes reviled members. Many of the species are unique to Borneo, most are active only at night, and most are completely dependent on forests for survival. This book on the frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, and crocodiles bring together photographs demonstrating that many of these animals are beautiful in colour and fascinating in form. Written for naturalists, students and travellers, the text provides information showing that not only is fear of the vast majority of the species misplaced but also how these animals fit into the complex workings of Borneo’s ecosystems.
Agamid lizards of Southern Asia: Draconinae 1, Draconinae.Artist/Author: Manthey, Ulrich.
Bilingual German English.
Agamid lizards of Southern Asia: Draconinae 2, Leiolepidinae.Artist/Author: Manthey, Ulrich.
Bilingual German English.