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The Gigantic Land Tortoises of the Galapagos Archipelago

Series: Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology

By: John Van Denburgh (Author), Peter CH Pritchard (Foreword By)

475 pages, 101 plates with b/w photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

Hardback | facsimile | Nov 1998 | #95266 | ISBN: 091698446X
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £49.99 $61/€56 approx

About this book

Originally published in 1914, this is the most extensive review of the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. It contains detailed descriptions of 266 specimens collected by the California Academy of Sciences expedition of 1905-1906, as well as extensive field notes by the collectors, tables of measurements of shells and eggs, and 200 photographs of tortoises.

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