Southern Africa is home to a diverse reptile fauna of more than 600 species. Of these, nearly 70% are endemic to the region, being found nowhere else. This compact guide features 276 of the more colorful and conspicuous species, as well as those unique to or endangered in the region. Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa makes an ideal traveling companion on trips to the wildlife areas of southern Africa. It features: authoritative text describing key identification features; full-colour photographs illustrating the featured species; distribution maps showing the range of each species; and thumbnail outlines of each family group, enabling quick identification.
Southern Africa is here defined as the area south of the Zambezi and Kunene rivers, and encompasses South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and the southern part of Mozambique.