This easy-to-use identification guide to the 239 reptile species most commonly seen in South Asia (covering India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from the region's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers reptile topography, climate and geography, habitats and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the reptiles of South Asia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, and IUCN status.
Indraneil Das received his DPhil from the University of Oxford, and is Professor at the Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. His main research interest focuses on the ecology and systematics of the amphibians and reptiles of South and Southeast Asia.
Abhijit Das received his PhD from Utkal University, Orissa and is a Scientist with the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. His research area includes the taxonomy, systematics and conservation biology of Indian reptiles and amphibians.