Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles including Iraq, Kuwait, Southwestern Iran and Northeastern Arabia
By Leviton, A. E.; Anderson, S. C., Adler, K. and Minton, S.
Pp. xvii, 812, 44 color photographs, 86 text-figures, 148 tables, 9 appendices. Publisher’s original black cloth, gilt-lettered on the spine and on the front cover, color pictorial dust jacket, 4to. Presents 24 chapters by 43 noted authorities in the field. This volume provides an up-to-date assessment of the diversity, endemicity, and conservation status of the herpetofauna of Mexico and Central America, one of the planet's largest and most significant biodiversity hotspots. Separate chapters on herpetofaunal conservation are featured for each of the Mesoamerican countries, with Mexico divided into four regions. Other feature chapters include such topics as the Global Amphibian Assessment, recent taxonomic changes, herpetofaunal distribution patterns, and a closing chapter examining the biodiversity significance, conservation status, and the future challenges we face in attempting to save the entire Mesoamerican herpetofauna.
|Publisher||Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)|
|Publisher Place||St. Louis, MO|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A fine (new) copy.|