174 pages, 160 colour photos, colour illustrations, 1 colour map
Amphibians and Reptiles of Similipal Biosphere Reserve is the first ever field guide for Orissa, India, covering 81 species of amphibians and reptiles found in Similipal Biosphere Reserve. The book contains 160 colour photographs of all the species of herpetofauna found in the Reserve. The descriptions given in the book are for easy Identification of species by readers. The species description begins with a header containing the common English name followed by the scientific name. The vernacular name, if available, is given below the scientific name. The maximum size of the animals are given. In Amphibians and Reptiles of Similipal Biosphere Reserve the potentially dangerous snakes are indicated by red marking in the upper left corner of the page. At the beginning of the block the annotated checklist of the herpetofauna of Similipal is given with their legal status under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. There is an useful section on snakebite covering updated first aid, treatment and snake management. The suggested reading section covers other relevant source of information regarding natural history and ecology.
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