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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 wide info given within the hugely valued first version released in 1987. the numerous beneficial gains of this booklet contain an up-to-date directory of the literature on Texas amphibians and reptiles and a short background of significant herpetological guides, investigators, and authors.

This quantity covers greater than one hundred fifty years of inquiry and is testimony to the careers of many extraordinary 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 exhibit the distribution files for Texas herpetofauna. The e-book additionally includes an id key supplemented via drawings, pictures, a thesaurus, and medical and customary names to assist either expert and beginner herpetologists.

For this new version Dixon has further a bit on conservation matters that highlights the threats to the ongoing survival of amphibians and reptiles, relatively advertisement accumulating and habitat destruction.

Herpetologists, environmentalists, natural world experts, and all those that love the outside will locate this advisor valuable for determining and figuring out the species they encounter.

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