A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand

A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand

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Thailand is home to over 350 species of reptiles, consisting of many kinds of turtles and tortoises, lizards, snakes and crocodiles. With its extensive network of protected areas, Thailand is one of the richest and most ecologically diverse countries in the world. However, many of these species are being threatened more than ever before, including habitat loss caused by agricultural expansion and intensification, and from wildlife trade. For herpetologists and naturalists, understanding the reptiles of Thailand is now more important than ever before. With A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand, Tanya Chan-ard, John Parr, and Jarujin Nabhitabhata present the definitive resource for identifying and understanding all known species of reptile in the region. It is the only updated and complete guide to the country's reptilian life in existence. The book contains an account of every species, complete with nomenclature, color illustrations, and range maps of known locations. The accounts include discussion of behavior, morphological measurements, and habitat, as well as the most current information on each species' conservation status. The authors explain the current system of classifying the threat level of endangerment, making the presented information and terminology understandable and useful. The introduction to the book discusses the history of herpetology in Thailand, as well as its climate, physiography, and zoogeography. A section on how to use the guide most effectively has also been included to make the book accessible to a wide range of both scientists and nature enthusiasts. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand is the definitive and most comprehensive resource for herpetologists, naturalists, and conservationists working in Thailand.Number 300 304 303 291 175 174 200 206 209 204 203 208 201 205 202 207 290 237 238 283 280 279 284 282 281 192 193 191 194 234 211 213 214 212 ... Species Crab-eating Deuvea#39;s Gerarda#39;s Puff-faced Snake, Rough-bodied Dragon Snake, Whip Brown Long-nosed Malayan Green Oriental Speckle- headed Snake, wolf Brown Butlera#39;s Cardamom Common Hill Indian Banded Malayan Bandedanbsp;...

Title:A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand
Author: Tanya Chan-Ard, John W. K. Parr, Jarujin Nabhitabhata
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2015

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