A Contribution to the Herpetology of Northern Pakistan: The Amphibians and Reptiles of Margalla Hills National Park and surroundings regions
By Masroor, Rafaqat
Pp. 217; 103 color photos of habitats, reptiles, amphibians and distribution maps. Color pictorial laminated white boards (hardcover), lettered on the spine and front cover in black and red, 8vo. Simultaneously published by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) in Ithaca in 2012. The total edition was limited to 500 copies. This book on the herpetology of Northern Pakistan is built around an intensive, 7-year-long survey of the Margalla Hills National Park – a 175-square-kilometer reserve that surrounds the country's capital city, Islamabad together with further surveys of adjacent regions. This overall area, lying near the base of the Himalayan Mountains, contains the headwaters of Pakistan's major river system, the Indus. The habitats in this region range from arid desert-like biomes to monsoonal subtropical forests. Biogeographically, the region is the meeting place between the Palearctic and Oriental zones, as reflected in the diversity of its herpetofauna (from the rear cover blurb). No ownership marks and no signs of use.
|Publisher Place||Frankfurt am Main|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A fine (new) copy.|