376 pages, 74 plates with colour illustrations; b/w illustrations
Please note, this is a reissue of A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia, formerly on the natural history list of New Holland publishers.
South-East Asia is home to one of the most diverse reptile faunas on Earth. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia is the first comprehensive guide to the snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises and turtles of the region.
Covering more than 1000 species and subspecies in thorough detail, A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia provides authoritative, up-to-date information on identification, habitat, behaviour, subspecies, distribution and status. The informative text explains the behaviour and morphology of reptiles, as well as how to measure and identify species according to scale counts and other anatomical features.
South-East Asia is one of the most important ecotourism destinations in the world, with an expanding local market as wildlife conservation assumes greater prominence locally. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia is essential reading for anyone interested in the wildlife of the region – wildlife enthusiasts, students, conservation planners and specialists alike.
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Indraneil Das is Professor of Herpetology at the Institute of Biodiversity Conservation, University of Malaysia Sarawak. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford, England, and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, USA. Indraneil Das's other books include photographic guides to the reptiles of India (2002), Sri Lanka (2005) and Borneo (2006). He is a frequent contributor to scientific journals such as the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology and the Journal of Herpetology.