This useful portable guide - perfect for visitors to this reptile-rich country - provides a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of snakes, lizards, crocodiles, and turtles and tortoises to be found there. More than 150 species, primarily native but with the odd exotic, are included in the book. Each description is supported by a clear colour photograph taken where possible in the reptile's natural habitat. The guide looks at the more common reptiles as well as focusing on some of the rarer, and in many cases highly endangered, species. This new edition has been thoroughly updated by the author to take into account changes in nomenclature and classification.
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Indraneil Das is Professor of Herpetology at the Institute of Biodiversity Conservation, Universiti of Malaysia Sarawak. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford, England, and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, USA. His other books include photographic guides to the reptiles of India (2002) and Sri Lanka (2005), also published by New Holland. His most recent work is the definitive A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia, published by New Holland in 2010. Indraneil Das is a frequent contributor to scientific journals such as the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology and the Journal of Herpetology.
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