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A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales

Third edition


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By Gerry Swan, Glenn Shea and Ross Sadlier
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 256
Book Size 24 x 115 x 215 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 1 Feb 2017
Subject Classification Biology, life sciences / Zoology & animal sciences / Zoology: Vertebrates / Reptiles

In A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales you will find every gecko, flap-footed lizard, goanna, dragon, skink, snake and turtle known to live throughout the state’s many habitats. The guide 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.

GERRY SWAN is a Research Associate at the Australian Museum Research Institute. He has authored or co-authored nine books on reptiles and frogs, including Green Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Australia and A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Australia, and is co-author of How to Treat Bites and Stings, A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia and What Snake Is That?

DR ROSS SADLIER is a Senior Fellow at the Australian Museum Research Institute, and formerly held the position of Collection Manager in the Herpetological Department for 35 years. He has a PhD by Publication, has authored over 75 scientific publications, and is co-author of the Herpetofauna of New Caledonia and the revised Freshwater Turtles of Australia.

DR GLENN SHEA has a PhD in veterinary science and is a lecturer at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. He is a taxonomist who has published more than 150 scientific papers.

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.

Glenn Shea

Ross Sadlier