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Field Guides & Natural History  Reptiles & Amphibians  Reptiles & Amphibians: General

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica A Herpetofauna between Two Continents, between Two Seas

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key
By: Jay M Savage
934 pages, 516 col plates, 335 line illus, 36 tabs, 396 maps
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Superbly illustrated handbook on the Costa Rican herpetofauna
The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica
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Provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the biology and evolution of Costa Rican herpetofauna ever produced. Savage begins with detailed discussions of the natural and cultural history of the area, setting the stage for an in-depth treatment of each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles found there. Each species account synthesizes and analyzes everything that is known about the animal's anatomy, behaviour, distribution, systematics, and evolutionary history and provides keys for identifying amphibians and reptiles in the field. In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, it includes colour photographs of almost every species, many taken by distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden.

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Jay M. Savage is emeritus professor of biology at the University of Miami and adjunct professor of biology at San Diego State University. He is the author of Evolution, coauthor of Introduction to the Herpetofauna of Costa Rica, and the editor of Ecological Aspects of Development in the Humid Tropics.
Field / Identification Guide Identification Key
By: Jay M Savage
934 pages, 516 col plates, 335 line illus, 36 tabs, 396 maps
NHBS
Superbly illustrated handbook on the Costa Rican herpetofauna
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Jay Savage provides detailed biologies for all 396 species, identification keys, and fine general introductions to each major group. Illustrated with Michael and Patricia Fogden's magnificent photographs, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica is both a major reference work and a thing of great beauty. - Adrian Barnett, New Scientist "Written for the enthusiast as well as for the field researcher, this work is an excellent reference source for each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles that can be found in Costa Rica. Includes complete full-color photographs of all known species in the region, as well as maps showing their distribution patterns.... A must-have book for any library with interests in this subject area." - J. Elliott, Southeastern Naturalist"
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