The amphibian and reptile fauna of Turkey is characterized by high species numbers and a huge variety. In Asia Minor, representatives from the Balkan region, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the deserts of Arabia meet. A special interface is located in the southwest of the country. In the region between Izmir and Alanya and the Mediterranean and the steppes of Central Anatolia, living in a relatively small space a total of 65 different species of amphibians and reptiles.
In Die Amphibien und Reptilien der Südwest-Türkei, the species of this well-developed tourist region are presented. After introductory chapters with information on climate, vegetation, zoogeography, and conservation problems of the habitats and species communities, all types of the area are described in detail by each multiple photos, point distribution maps and detailed texts. A summary of the biology of the species and detection and identification are paramount.