This book is the definitive guide to over 1000 species of frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes that comprise Australia's rich and varied herpetofauna. It accounts for discoveries of new species and changes in classification and distribution of previously known species, as well as a revised master list of genera and species, the addition of 48 new species to the Appendix, new entries to the Selected References, and a fully updated index.
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
- colour photographs
- a list of currently recognised species
- a detailed glossary
- an extensive list of references
- advice on collecting methods.
With its wealth of fascinating detail, this 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.
Whitley Medal winner .