144 pages, 300 col photos, 1 map
This portable, introductory guide provides a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles and tortoises found in Sri Lanka. More than 160 species are included and each description is supported by a clear colour photograph taken, wherever possible, in the reptile's natural habitat.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account changes in nomenclature and classification.
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Indraneil Das studied at the Universities of Calcutta and Oxford, receiving a doctoral degree in zoology from the latter institution in 1991. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard University, and a Research Fellow at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. At present, he is Associate Professor at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, and Editor of the herpetological journal, Hamadryad. Indraneil Das is author of a number of other titles including Snakes and Other Reptiles of India (New Holland) books on the turtles of India, of Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo, a work on the biogeography of the reptiles of southern Asia, and one on ethnoherpetology.