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This book deals with a hundred species of reptiles found in India. The descriptive accounts include the distinguishing characteristics, habits, colouration, size and geographical range and also provides the common and vernacular names wherever available. Additional information covers the classification, biodiversity, economic importance and conservation, historical review and the keys to the identification of the common species. An extensive bibliography is also provided.
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Structure, habits and diversity of Indian reptiles. 3. An updated checklist of the reptiles of India. 4. Descriptions of common reptiles: i. Crocodiles. ii. Turtles and tortoises. iii. Lizards. iv. Snake. 5. Threats, economic importance and conservation. 6. Historical review. 7. Keys to the common reptiles of India. Glossary of technical terms. Literature cited. Bibliography. Appendices.