Dr. James R. Dixon PhD's Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural PDF

By Dr. James R. Dixon PhD

Situated on the junction of 4 significant physiographic divisions of North the United States, Texas offers many different habitats for amphibians and reptiles.

In this new version of Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas, James R. Dixon provides to and updates the large details given within the hugely valued first variation released in 1987. the numerous beneficial good points of this ebook comprise an up to date directory of the literature on Texas amphibians and reptiles and a short background of vital herpetological courses, investigators, and authors.

This quantity covers greater than one hundred fifty years of inquiry and is testimony to the careers of many exotic herpetologists, together with French botanist Jean Louis Berlandier, who encountered Texas herpetofauna in the course of his travels from 1828 to 1834. greater than a hundred and fifty maps express the distribution documents for Texas herpetofauna. The e-book additionally includes an identity key supplemented via drawings, pictures, a word list, and medical and customary names to assist either expert and beginner herpetologists.

For this new version Dixon has additional a piece on conservation concerns that highlights the threats to the continuing survival of amphibians and reptiles, really advertisement amassing and habitat destruction.

Herpetologists, environmentalists, natural world experts, and all those that love the outside will locate this consultant useful for determining and knowing the species they encounter.

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