The Caecilians of the World: A Taxonomic Review

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The Caecilians of the World: A Taxonomic Review

By Taylor, Edward H.

SKU# 19250

$ 275.00

Pp. viii, (6), 848; 425 text-figures and photos, Errata page.  Publisher's original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, thick lg 8vo.  This is the classic work on caecilians (limbless, serpentine amphibians), that has become very scarce.  When Edward Taylor wrote this work, he was considered the world's leading authority on this group.  No other monograph on the subject supersedes it.  Modern caecilians and their closest fossil relatives are grouped as a clade, Apoda, within the larger group Gymnophiona (from Wiki).  They inhabit the tropics of South and Central America, Africa, and southern Asia. This volume is from the research collection of herpetologist Lauren E. Brown with his name stamp on front endpapers, rear endpapers, titlepage, page edges and page 86. Neat underling on 85 pages.

Publisher University of Kansas Press
Publisher Place Lawrence
Date Published 1968
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Discoloration from old tape around Errata page on front endpaper; a near fine copy.
ISBN
Limited Edition