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  • A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia Fourth Edition A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia Fourth Edition

A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia Fourth Edition

by Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan



ISBN:9781921517280
Format:Softcover
Page Extent:592 pages
Book Size:210 x 150 x 8 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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A Complete Guide to Reptiles, now in its fourth, revised edition, features more than 940 species of reptiles named in Australia. The text and maps have been updated and newly described species are included.

Species are grouped in families, for example Skinks, Dragons Monitors, Blind Snakes and Pythons. Species are illustrated with lively colour photographs showing them in their natural habitat. Each is accompanied by a distribution map; a description ? with distinguishing features highlighted in bold text; notes on the species? range and preferred habitat; information on subspecies and similar species; and, wherever appropriate, conservation status. Extra photographs show most recognized subspecies, as well as differences within species and between sexes. Photographs of significant reptile habitats are also included. This field guide features diagnostic illustrations, classification notes, selected reading and a thorough index. The book is designed to be a comprehensive yet compact and portable tool for reptile identification anywhere in Australia


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.