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Reptiles and Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

Series: Caribbean Pocket Natural History Series

By: Anita Malhotra and Roger S Thorpe

134 pages, Col photos, tabs

Macmillan Caribbean

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #110420 | ISBN: 0333691415
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About this book

This book is intended primarily as a fieldguide 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 Grenada in the south.


Introduction: the islands of the Eastern Caribbean; biology of reptiles and amphibians; a note on taxonomy; how to use this book. Major groups and reptiles and amphibians in the Eastern Caribbean: amphibians; reptiles. An example of a natural Eastern Caribbean reptile and amphibian community - Dominica: the Cabrits National Park; Morne Diablotin and the Syndicate nature trial; other species. Island profiles: Sombrero; Anguilla; St Martin; St Barthelemy; Saba; St Eustatius; St Kitts and Nevis; Barbuda; Antigua; Redonda; Montserrat; the Guadeloupe Archipelago (including Grande Terre, Basse Terre, Destrade and Petite Terre); the Saintes; Marie Galante; Dominica; Martinque; St Lucia; Barbados; St Vincent; the Grenadines; Grenada. Conservation: extinctions; conservation threats; habitat loss; disturbance; unintentional killing; intentional killing; introduced species; naturual disasters; conservation measures. Checklist of species by island.

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