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Fauna Sinica: Reptilia, Volume 1: General Accounts of Reptilia, Testudoformes and Crocodiliformes [Chinese]

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

Series: Fauna Sinica: Reptilia Volume: 1

By: Zhang Mengwen (Author), Zong Yu (Author), Ma Jifan (Author)

217 pages, 4 plates with colour photos; 44 b/w photos and b/w line drawings

Science Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #114593 | ISBN: 7030057473
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £69.50 $85/€78 approx

About this book

Language: Chinese with English summary and scientific nomenclature

This is the first volume of Fauna Sinica: Reptilia. It includes all chelonias and crocodiles of China belonging to Testudoformes and Crocodiliformes respectively, which have heretofore been recorded.

There are 37 species of Testudoformes under 6 families and 20 genera; 3 species of Crocodiliformes belong to 2 families and 3 genera.

This volume consists of a general introduction to the reptile, evolution of the reptile, systematic accounts of species, and a list of the geographic distribution of the Chinese chelonias and crocodiles. Under each species listed, besides the nomenclature with synonyms whenever considered necessary, diagnostic characters , description, distribution, ecology and economic significance are provided.

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