A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand

A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand

By: Tanya Chan-Ard (author), Jarujin Nabhitabhata (author), John W. K. Parr (author)Hardback

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Thailand is home to over 350 species of reptiles, consisting of many kinds of turtles and tortoises, lizards, snakes and crocodiless. With its extensive network of protected areas, Thailand is one of the richest and most ecologically diverse countries in the world. However, many of these species are being threatened more than ever before, including habitat loss caused by agricultural expansion and intensification, and from wildlife trade. For herpetologists and naturalists, understanding the reptiles of Thailand is now more important than ever before. With A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand, Tanya Chan-ard, John Parr, and Jarujin Nabhitabhata present the definitive resource for identifying and understanding all known species of reptile in the region. It is the only updated and complete guide to the country's reptilian life in existence. The book contains an account of every species, complete with nomenclature, colour illustrations, and range maps of known locations. The accounts include discussion of behaviour, morphological measurements, and habitat, as well as the most current information on each species' conservation status. The authors explain the current system of classifying the threat level of endangerment, making the presented information and terminology understandable and useful. The introduction to the book discusses the history of herpetology in Thailand, as well as its climate, physiography, and zoogeography. A section on how to use the guide most effectively has also been included to make the book accessible to a wide range of both scientists and nature enthusiasts. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand is the definitive and most comprehensive resource for herpetologists, naturalists, and conservationists working in Thailand.

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About Author

Tanya Chan-ard is the Director of the Reference Collection at the Natural History Museum in Pathum Thani, Thailand. John W. K. Parr has worked in natural resource management in Southeast Asia for 25 years, specializing in protected-area management. He is a co-founder of the Bangkok's Bang Pu Nature Centre, Thailand's first urban nature education center. Jarujin Nabhitabhata was formerly the Director of the National Science Museum, Thailand.

Contents

FOREWORD ; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; INTRODUCTION ; History of Herpetology in Thailand ; Physiography ; Climate ; Habitats ; Zoogeography ; The Conservation of Reptiles ; The Protected Area System ; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ; SYSTEMATIC SECTION ; THE PLATES ; 1. Big-headed Turtle and leatherback ; 2. Sea Turtles I ; 3. Sea Turtles II ; 4. Pond Turtles ; 5. Pond Turtles ; 6. Pond Turtles ; 7. Tortoises ; 8. Turtles & Softshell Turtles ; 9. Softshell Turtles ; 10. Gliding Lizards I ; 11. Gliding Lizards ; 12. Tree Lizards ; 13. Anglehead Lizards & Crested Lizards ; 14. Crested Lizards ; 15. Water Dragon. Phu Wua Lizard & Earless Lizard ; 16. Butterfly Lizards ; 17. Snake Skinks & Legless Skinks I ; 18. Legless Skinks ; 19. Larut Skink, Striped Skinks & Slender Skinks ; 20. Slender Skinks II ; 21. Tree Skink & Skinks ; 22. Slender Skinks & Ground Skinks ; 23. Forest Skinks ; 24. Stream Skinks I ; 25. Stream Skinks II, Lizards & Cat Gecko ; 26. Slender-toed Geckos I ; 27. Slender-toed Geckos II ; 28. Slender-toed Geckos III ; 29. Rock Geckos ; 30. Ground Geckos, House Geckos & Frilly Geckos ; 31. Four-clawed Geckos & Dwarf Gecko ; 32. Tockay Geckos ; 33. Parachute Geckos ; 34. Monitors ; 35. Blind Snakes I ; 36. Blind Snakes II ; 37. Pipe Snake & Sunbeam Snake ; 38. Pythons ; 39. Slug Snakes ; 40. Tree Snake, White-bellied Snake & Blackheads ; 41. Trunk Snakes ; 42. Red Snakes & Racers I ; 43. Racers II ; 44. Rat Snakes ; 45. Wolf Snakes I ; 46. Wolf Snakes II & Bridle Snakes ; 47. Kukri Snakes I ; 48. Kukri Snakes II ; 49. Kukri Snakes ; 50. Ringnecks ; 51. Reed Snakes ; 52. Bronzebacks ; 53. Bronzebacks & Keelbacks I ; 54. Keelbacks ; 55. Keelbacks ; 56. Mountain Keelbacks ; 57. Cat Snakes I ; 58. Cat Snakes II ; 59. Whip Snakes ; 60. Keelbacks & Tree Snakes ; 61. Water Snakes I ; 62. Water Snakes II ; 63. Water Snakes III ; 64. Kraits ; 65. Cobras ; 66. King Cobra ; 67. Coral Snakes ; 68. Sea Snakes I ; 69. Sea Snakes II ; 70. Sea Snakes III ; 71. Sea Snakes IV ; 72. Sea Snakes V ; 73. Pit Vipers I ; 74. Pit Vipers II ; 75. Crocodiles

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780199736492
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780199736492
  • weight: 810
  • ISBN10: 0199736499

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