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By Trevor J. C. Beebee

Amphibians and reptiles is a entire consultant to the local and non-native species of amphibian and reptile present in the British Isles. Professor Trevor Beebee covers the biology, ecology, conservation and identity of the British herpetofauna, and gives keys for the id of grownup and immature newts and newt eggs, larvae and metamorphs; frog and toad adults and metamorphs, spawn and larvae; grownup and hatchling limbed lizards; and grownup snakes. Distribution maps are integrated for all species, and the e-book is illustrated all through with color photos and figures.

The aim of this ebook is to motivate readers to boost their very own ecological reports, to this finish, the writer summarises the present nation of information of reptile and amphibian biology, together with behaviour, breeding, habitat choice, migration and improvement, and provides principles for learn tasks which may be undertaken to additional what's identified. A bankruptcy is dedicated to the practicalities paintings with amphibians and reptiles, together with licensing necessities. examine innovations, together with survey tools resembling evening searches for newts and bottle trapping, are mentioned intimately, and attention is given to tools of knowledge analysis.

Author royalties from this ebook were donated to Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

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