Reptiles and Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean
This book is intended primarily as a filed guide to the one hundred or so species of reptiles and amphibians that occur on the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, from Anguilla and Sombrero in the north to Grendada in the south.It is hoped that Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Carribbean will provide an introduction to the biology of these animals for the non-specialist. This book will also be of interest to both amateur an professional herpetologists as it provides a synthesis of the latest scientific finding, including over a decade of research into the evolutionary ecology of reptiles in these islands by the authors themselves.
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Major Groups of Reptiles and Amphibians in
An Example of a Natural Eastern Caribbean
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abundant adults Alsophis antillensis altitude amphibians amplinympha Anguilla anole Anolis gingivinus Anolis oculatus Antigua areas Basse Terre Bothrops Cabrits Clelia colour pattern colubrid common iguana Conservation constrictor darker dewlap Dominica dorsal ground colour dwarf gecko Eastern Caribbean eggs endemic extinct females geckos Hemidactylus mabouia genus Geochelone carbonaria Geochelone carbonaria 38 gingivinus green Grenada grey Guadeloupe Gymnophthalmus habitats heliothermic Hemidactylus mabouia Hemidactylus mabouia 36 islet juveniles large numbers Leptodactylus Lesser Antillean iguana Lesser Antilles Liophis lizards lles Mabuya bistriata main island Male anole marine toad Martinique microteiid mid-dorsal mongoose montane Montserrat pale populations predators present rain forest reptiles and amphibians Saba scrub seen smaller South species of snake specimens Sphaerodactylus spots St Kitts St Lucia St Martin St Vincent subspecies tail terrestrial Thecadactylus rapicauda Thecadactylus rapicauda 21 tree turtles Typhlops underside vegetation ventral surface whistling frog widespread worm snake X X X X xeric woodland yellow