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Cogger reptiles and amphibians of australia is a complete guide to australias rich and varied herpetofauna, including frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. The action plan for australian lizards and snakes 2017. Australia is home to about 14% of the worlds reptilian population and has some of the largest known snake and lizard fossils in the world. We have a fantastic range of reptile books and reptile dvds available for purchase. Jan 01, 1992 this book is a dream come true for anyone interested in the herpetofauna reptiles and amphibians of the continent of australia. Herp books online herpetological bookstore welcome to herp books australia s largest herpetological book store. Each species is accompanied by a distribution map and, in many cases, one of the. Every species and virtually every subspecies is illustrated with beautiful photographs, often in their. Mar 03, 2014 reptiles and amphibians of australia is a complete guide to australias rich and varied herpetofauna, including frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. At the time of publishing, this edition is said to feature every single reptile. It may be the smallest continent, but australia is also the sixth largest country, and has plenty of different habitats to support a wide range of reptilian life. Graeme gow, former curator of reptiles at both taronga zoo and the museums and art galleries of the northern territory, has over the years collected a large variety of snakes throughout australia and specialised in studying their habits in captivity. Reviewed in the united states on september 15, 2019.
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