A Field Guide To Reptiles Of Queensland
|Paperback / softback
|211 x 147 x 19 mm (H x W x D)
|Reed New Holland
|3 Jul 2015
|The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians
A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland covers all of Queensland s 440 named species, including 135 that occur nowhere else. Colour photographs make for quick identification, aided by line drawings, keys, distribution maps and descriptions.
Queensland is home to an extraordinary diversity of reptiles. This is because it has so many different types of habitat. In the tropical rainforest lives one of Australia s most spectacular dragons, the Boyd s Rainforest Dragon. The arid south-west is home to the deadly Inland Taipan. In the deeply cracked black soil plains of the Mitchell Grass Downs, Collett s Snake hides from the baking midday sun. In the far north there are even isolated pockets of New Guinean animals, among them the magnificent Green Tree Python, which lives in the Iron and McIlraith anges and can be found by day coiled around thick vines. And few Queensland homes are without delightful nocturnal geckos. A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland covers all of Queensland s 440 named species, including 135 that occur nowhere else. Colour photographs make for quick identification, aided by line drawings, keys, distribution maps and descriptions.
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.