By: Alejandro Arteaga(Author), Lucas Bustamente(Author), Juan M Guayasamin(Author), Rita Hidalgo(Illustrator), Belén Baus(Illustrator), Silvia Cevallos(Illustrator)
258 pages, 184 colour photos and colour illustrations, 101 colour distribution maps
An outstanding field guide to the cloud forest of Mindo, around 60 km northwest of Quito, filled with exceptional color photographs and distribution maps. The first field guide for any cloud forest region in the Andes, contains an addendum with the description of Pristimantis ornatissimus.
"This book succeeds wonderfully both as a field guide and as a comprehensive technical reference of the species and geographic region covered. I have never seen a better regional treatment than this one."
- Joseph Mendelson, Amphibian Ark
"Full of amazing photos that bring hundreds of species vividly to life, this book should be must reading for everyone. After all, when we save reptiles and amphibians, we are actually saving ourselves."
- Joel Sartore, National Geographic
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo is a fascinating and detailed work covering the biodiversity of a little studied region, supported by impressive photography, illustrations and references."
- Austin Stevens, Herpetologist, Author, Filmmaker
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo is a very nicely produced guide to the diverse herpetofauna of an Andean cloudforest in Ecuador. it is both informative and beautifully illustrated."
- Kevin De Queiroz, Smithsonian Institution
"Color illustrations and recordings of frog vocalizations enhance this book dealing with 101 species of amphibians and reptiles known from a 268 km2 area of cloudforest on the western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador."
- William Duellman, University of Kansas
"This synthetic work of biological knowledge is the first to address the herpetofauna of Mindo. It also shows with great aesthetic quality the details of this region's magnificent biodiversity."
- Luis Coloma, Centro Jambatu
"Lucid, filled with wisdom about reptiles and amphibians, and dedicated to conservation of the land and its inhabitants. This is simply an excellent book."
- Wllllam Lamar, University of Texas
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