A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize
A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize provides a complete guide to the environment, biogeography, and natural history of this country. It details the local variations, distribution, and ecology of Belize's reptiles and amphibians. This volume includes useful identification keys, numerous diagrams and line drawings, and over 180 lavish color photographs clearly documenting nearly every species. This colorful guide to the scaly denizens of Belize will appeal to anyone planning a Central American visit as well as anyone generally interested in herpetology. The book includes a comprehensive section on snake bites with up-to-date information on first aid and treatment. A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in reptiles, especially those of Belize or any other Central American locale in a format suitable for a hiker's daypack.
* Complete hand-size reference to crocodiles, turtles, lizards, and snakes in Belize
* Provides numerous drawings, diagrams, and over 180 color photographs representing 113 species
* Gives identification keys for all species
* Includes a detailed section on snake bites with up-to-date information on first aid, use of antivenom, and clinical treatment
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Crocodilians Order Crocodilia
Leatherback Sea Turtles Family Dermochelyidae
Wood Turtles and Sliders Family Emydidae
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