A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize (Natural World)

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9780126627602: A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize (Natural World)

A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize provides a complete guide to the environment, biogeography, and natural history of this country. It details the local variations, distribution, and ecology of Belize's reptiles and amphibians. This volume includes useful identification keys, numerous diagrams and line drawings, and over 180 lavish color photographs clearly documenting nearly every species. This colorful guide to the scaly denizens of Belize will appeal to anyone planning a Central American visit as well as anyone generally interested in herpetology. The book includes a comprehensive section on snake bites with up-to-date information on first aid and treatment. A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in reptiles, especially those of Belize or any other Central American locale in a format suitable for a hiker's daypack.

Key Features
* Complete hand-size reference to crocodiles, turtles, lizards, and snakes in Belize
* Provides numerous drawings, diagrams, and over 180 color photographs representing 113 species
* Gives identification keys for all species
* Includes a detailed section on snake bites with up-to-date information on first aid, use of antivenom, and clinical treatment

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A small country on the flank of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belie is home to over 120 different reptile species, including crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes. This biodiversity reflects the environmental heterogeneity common to many tropical lowland countries. Subtle ecological differences have contributed to the ever-fascinating and diverse fauna and flora of lowland Central America. A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize includes useful identification keys, diagrams, illustrations, and so many color photographs that nearly every species is beautifully illustrated. In a format suitable for a hiker's daypack or even back pocket, A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize will be an indispensable resource as a herpetological reference, and for anyone traveling to Belize, southern Mexico, Guatemala, or other countries in northern Central Americsa.
Key Features:
* Published in association with the Natural History Museum, London
* Numerous line drawings and diagrams
* Over 180 color photographs
* Identification keys for all species

About the Author:

Peter Stafford has been involved with herpetological field research in Belize since 1988, where much of his work has focused on the little known Maya Mountains. His principal interest concerns the natural history of reptiles, particularly snakes. He has written widely on the subject of herpetology, including several scientific papers and a recently co-authored book on Neutropical boas, and serves as a council member of the British Herpetological Society. His studies in Belize are ongoing.

John Meyer is a research herpetologist and biogeographer who has a long-standing affiliation with Central American herpetology. Among his numerous publications he is credited with having written many scientific papers on Mexican and Central American reptiles and amphibians. He co-authored the comprehensive Snakes of Honduras, and is co-author of a recently published Guide to the Frogs and Toads of Belize. He currently coordinates the Maya Forest Anuran Monitoring Project (MAYAMON) in this region.

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