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Reptiles & amphibians of Australia / Harold G Cogger (author)
Bib ID 7789208
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Cogger, Harold G, author
 
Edition Updated Seventh Edition. 
Description Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2018] 
©2018 
xxxii, 1060 pages : coloured photographs, illustrations, maps ; 27 cm 
ISBN 9781486309696 (hardback)
1486309690
9781486309702 (pdf)
1486309704
9781486309719 (epub)
1486309712
Summary

This is a complete guide to Australia's rich and varied herpetofauna, including frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. For each of the 1218 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. These descriptions are also accompanied by distribution maps and, in many cases, one of the book's more than 1000 colour photographs of living animals. The book also includes 130 simple-to-use dichotomous keys, accompanied by hundreds of explanatory drawings, that in most cases allow a specimen in hand to be identified. In addition, it has a comprehensive list of scientific references for those wishing to conduct more in-depth research, an extensive glossary, and basic guides to the collection, preservation and captive care of specimens. This classic work was originally published in 1975. The updated seventh edition contains a new Appendix that discusses recent changes and lists over 80 new or resurrected species and genera that have been added to the Australian frog and reptile fauna since the 2014 edition.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 1007-1036) and index.

Subjects Reptiles -- Australia.  |  Reptiles -- Australia -- Identification.  |  Amphibians -- Australia.  |  Amphibians -- Australia -- Identification.  |  Wildlife: general interest.  |  Reptiles.  |  Amphibians.  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Form/genre Field guides.
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Reptiles and amphibians of Australia

Copyright information © Harold G. Cogger 2018 

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