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A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand

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By: Tanya Chan-Ard(Author), John WK Parr(Author), Jarujin Nabhitabhata(Author), Harold K Voris(Foreword By)

314 pages, 344 colour illustrations, 15 b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Apr 2015 | #217495 | ISBN-13: 9780199736508
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Hardback | no dustjacket | Mar 2015 | #217494 | ISBN-13: 9780199736492
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About this book

Thailand is home to over 350 species of reptile, consisting of many kinds of turtles and tortoises, lizards, snakes and crocodiles. With its extensive network of protected areas, Thailand is one of the richest and most ecologically diverse countries in the world. However, many of these species are being threatened more than ever before, including habitat loss caused by agricultural expansion and intensification, and from wildlife trade. For herpetologists and naturalists, understanding the reptiles of Thailand is now more important than ever before.

With A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand, Tanya Chan-ard, John Parr, and Jarujin Nabhitabhata present the definitive resource for identifying and understanding all known species of reptile in the region. It is the only updated and complete guide to the country's reptilian life in existence. The book contains an account of every species, complete with nomenclature, colour illustrations, and range maps of known locations. The accounts include discussion of behaviour, morphological measurements, and habitat, as well as the most current information on each species' conservation status. The authors explain the current system of classifying the threat level of endangerment, making the presented information and terminology understandable and useful. The introduction to the book discusses the history of herpetology in Thailand, as well as its climate, physiography, and zoogeography. A section on how to use the guide most effectively has also been included to make the book accessible to a wide range of both scientists and nature enthusiasts. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand is the definitive and most comprehensive resource for herpetologists, naturalists, and conservationists working in Thailand.


History of Herpetology in Thailand
The Conservation of Reptiles
The Protected Area System


1. Big-headed Turtle and leatherback
2. Sea Turtles I
3. Sea Turtles II
4. Pond Turtles
5. Pond Turtles
6. Pond Turtles
7. Tortoises
8. Turtles & Softshell Turtles
9. Softshell Turtles
10. Gliding Lizards I
11. Gliding Lizards
12. Tree Lizards
13. Anglehead Lizards & Crested Lizards
14. Crested Lizards
15. Water Dragon. Phu Wua Lizard & Earless Lizard
16. Butterfly Lizards
17. Snake Skinks & Legless Skinks I
18. Legless Skinks
19. Larut Skink, Striped Skinks & Slender Skinks
20. Slender Skinks II
21. Tree Skink & Skinks
22. Slender Skinks & Ground Skinks
23. Forest Skinks
24. Stream Skinks I
25. Stream Skinks II, Lizards & Cat Gecko
26. Slender-toed Geckos I
27. Slender-toed Geckos II
28. Slender-toed Geckos III
29. Rock Geckos
30. Ground Geckos, House Geckos & Frilly Geckos
31. Four-clawed Geckos & Dwarf Gecko
32. Tockay Geckos
33. Parachute Geckos
34. Monitors
35. Blind Snakes I
36. Blind Snakes II
37. Pipe Snake & Sunbeam Snake
38. Pythons
39. Slug Snakes
40. Tree Snake, White-bellied Snake & Blackheads
41. Trunk Snakes
42. Red Snakes & Racers I
43. Racers II
44. Rat Snakes
45. Wolf Snakes I
46. Wolf Snakes II & Bridle Snakes
47. Kukri Snakes I
48. Kukri Snakes II
49. Kukri Snakes
50. Ringnecks
51. Reed Snakes
52. Bronzebacks
53. Bronzebacks & Keelbacks I
54. Keelbacks
55. Keelbacks
56. Mountain Keelbacks
57. Cat Snakes I
58. Cat Snakes II
59. Whip Snakes
60. Keelbacks & Tree Snakes
61. Water Snakes I
62. Water Snakes II
63. Water Snakes III
64. Kraits
65. Cobras
66. King Cobra
67. Coral Snakes
68. Sea Snakes I
69. Sea Snakes II
70. Sea Snakes III
71. Sea Snakes IV
72. Sea Snakes V
73. Pit Vipers I
74. Pit Vipers II
75. Crocodiles

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Tanya Chan-Ard is the Director of the Reference Collection at the Natural History Museum in Pathum Thani, Thailand. John W. K. Parr has worked in natural resource management in Southeast Asia for 25 years, specializing in protected-area management. He is a co-founder of the Bangkok's Bang Pu Nature Centre, Thailand's first urban nature education center. Jarujin Nabhitabhata was formerly the Director of the National Science Museum, Thailand.

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