Reptiles and amphibians of Australia

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Ralph Curtis Books, 2000 - Nature - 808 pages
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Winner of the prestigious Whitley Medal, this book is the definitive guide to over 1,000 species of frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards, and snakes that comprise Australia's rich and varied herpetofauna.

First published in 1975, Dr. Hal Cogger's book has become an internationally recognized and classic work in its field. With each printing, the text has been expanded to take into account discoveries of new species and changes in the classification and distribution of previously known species. This sixth edition encompasses a revised master list of genera and species, the addition of forty-eight new species to the Appendix, new entries to the Selected References, and a fully updated index.

As in previous editions, the text contains readily accessible information about distribution and habitats, as well as:
-- keys illustrated with hundreds of explanatory drawings providing quick and easy identification;
-- distribution maps;
-- color photographs;
-- a list of currently recognize species;
-- a detailed glossary;
-- an extensive list of references;
-- advice on collecting methods.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, with its wealth of fascinating detail, is an indispensable guide for herpetologists and those who have a broader interest in the Australian environment and its wildlife. It deserves a place on the shelves of all home libraries.

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Contents

List of Currently Recognised Species of Australian
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Common names
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Collecting methods
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