Describes 22 species of amphibians and 17 species of reptiles, along with details on their biology, habits, breeding, and distribution. They also cover introduced, accidental, and unconfirmed species that may be recent arrivals to British Columbia.
This useful handbook contains general information on the biology of amphibians and reptiles, fossil history, snake venoms and amphibian toxins, mating and reproductive behavior, physical development and metamorphsis, relationships with humans, and much more.
Brent M. Matsuda is an environmental consultant in Davis, California. David M. Green teaches biology at McGill University where he is also Director of the Redpath Museum. Patrick T. Gregory is a professor of biology at the University of Victoria.