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Zoogeographical Checklist of Reptiles, Volume 1: Afrotropical and Palearctic Realms

World / Checklist

By: Jacques Brogard

301 pages, Figs, maps

Jacques Brogard

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #153383 | ISBN: 2913555721
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About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and French

First volume in a planned zoogeographical series that will eventually cover all the reptiles of the world. Published by the author, this is a high quality taxonomic work that will be indispensable to herpetologists everywhere.

There are numerous families of reptiles spread throughout the world and the purpose of this work is to provide a global checklist of all reptiles.

This list has been compiled and treated zoogeographically and based on the six biogeographical regions of the world - Noetropical, Nearctic, Oriental, Australian, and the two regions treated in this volume, the Afrotropical and Palearctic regions.

In each region study, a general overview is given such as the regions' geographical area, ecology, and herpetology. Following this is a list of orders and families, and then an alphabetical listing of genus and species. Subspecies are not included for conciseness. The most recent taxonomy is used for genera, and at the end of each species list is a synonym and proposed synonym.

Further information is provided on the evolution of reptile families and the effects of climates through time, environment and ecology, and the recent influence of man on reptiles. A succinct bibliography completes this comprehensive work.


Contents

CONTENTS


FOREWORD
CHAPTER I: GENERALITIES

A. Birth and drift of continents or the world distribution of main families
1. Precambrian
2. Paleozoic
3. Mesozoic
4. Cenozoic and Pleistocene
5. Evolution and present distribution of the main families

B. Climate and environment or the local distribution of species
1. Ancient climates and glaciations
2. Present climates
3. Environment and ecology
4. Dispersal means
5. Recent influence of Man

C. Presentation of the six zoogeographical realms

CHAPTER II: AFROTROPICAL OR ETHIOPIAN REALM

A. Generalities
1. Limits
2. Ecology
3. Herpetology
4. Some convenient remarks

B. Afrotropical herpetofauna and its distribution
1. Ordre des Chelonians
I. Testudinidae
II. Trionychidae
III. Chelonidae
IV. Dermochelyidae
V. Pelomedusidae

2. Ordre des Crocodiliens
I. Crocodylidae

3. Ordre des Squamates
Sub-order Saurians
I. Agamidae
II. Chamaeleinidae
III. Gekkonidae
IV. Cordylidae
V. Gerrhosauridae
VI. Lacertidae
VII. Scincidae
VIII. Varanidae
Sub-order Amphisbaenians
I. Apphisbaenidae
II. Trogonophidae
Sub-order Ophidians
I. Typhlopidae
II. Leptotyphlopidae
III. Boidae
IV. Atractaspididae
V. Colubridae
VI. Elapidae
VII. Hydrophiidae
VIII. Viperidae

C. Madagascan sub-region herpetofauna
1. Ordre des Chelonians
I. Testudinidae
II. Chelonidae
III. Dermochelyidae
IV. Pelomedusidae
V. Podocnemididae

2. Ordre des Crocodiliens
I. Crocodylidae

3. Ordre des Squamates
Sub-order Saurians
I. Agamidae
II. Chamaeleinidae
III. Iguanidae
IV. Gekkonidae
V. Gerrhosauridae
VI. Scincidae
Sub-order Ophidians
I. Typhlopidae
II. Boidae
III. Bolyeridae
IV. Colubridae
V. Hydrophiidae

CHAPTER III: PALEARCTIC REALM

Generalities
1. Limits
2. Ecology
3. Herpetology
4. Some convenient remarks

B. Palearctic herpetefauna and its distribution

1. Ordre des Cheloniens
I. Emydidae
II. Bataguridae
III. Testidinidae
IV. Trionychidae
V. Cheloniidae
VI. Dermochelyidae
VII. Pelomedusidae

2. Order des Crocodiliens
I. Crocodylidae

3. Ordre des Squamates
Sub-order Saurians
I. Agamidae
II. Chamaeleonidae
III. Gekkonidae
IV. Lacertidae
V. Scincidae
VI. Anguidae
VII. Varanidae
Sub-order Amphisbaenians
I. Amphisbaenidae
II. Trogonophidae
Sub-order Ophidians
I. Typhlopidae
II. Leptotyphlopidae
III. Boidae
IV. Atractaspididae
V. Colubridae
VI. Elapidae
VII. Hydrophiidae
VIII. Viperidae

Succint Bibliography
Index



AUTHOR NOTES


Jacques Brogard graduated from the Toulouse National Veterinary School in 1978.

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