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A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales

Fourth edition

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By Gerry Swan, Glenn Shea & Ross Sadlier
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 288
Book Size 215 x 115 x 20 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 30 Jul 2022
Subject Classification Biology, life sciences / Zoology & animal sciences / Zoology: Vertebrates / Reptiles

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In this new fully updated edition, 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

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