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A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia Third Edition

by Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan

Page Extent:558 pages
Book Size:191 x 118 x 10 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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A Complete Guide to Reptiles, now in its third, revised edition, provides accounts of the more than 900 species of reptiles in Australia.

The text of this edition has been completely updated, and 80 additional species are included. Examples of additions include: species South Coast Gecko (Diplodactylus calcicolus), Ranges Stone Gecko (Diplodactylus furcosus), Genus Bellatorias, Genus Liburnascincus, and Genus Liopholis, and a new family classification of mangrove and freshwater snakes, Family Homalopsidae. All species are illustrated with lively colour photographs showing them in their natural habitat. Species are grouped in families, for example, Skinks, Geckos, Monitors, Blind Snakes and Pythons.

About the Authors

Gerry Swan

Gerry kept geckos while at school and after moving to Australia from New Zealand in the 1960s a chance encounter with a blue tongue lizard rekindled his interest in reptiles. An Associate of the Australian Museum and past editor of the journal Herpetofauna, Gerry has written and co-authored more than 9 books about reptiles; including What Snake is That, What Lizard is That, and Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. He also works as a reptile consultant and has a particular interest in the reptiles of the arid and semi-arid regions of New South Wales.

Steve Wilson

Steve lifelong love affair with reptiles has taken him to some of Australia most remote places. For the past 30 years he has been working to compile a comprehensive photographic documentation of Australia reptiles. He has authored/co-authored more than 5 books, including A Field Guide to Reptiles, What Snake is That, and What Lizard is That and has written many magazine articles on reptiles. For the past 20 years Steve has worked at the Queensland Museum, educating the public, identifying their specimens and (hopefully) instilling a desire to conserve our unique biological heritage.