Toad-Headed Turtles of the Genus Mesoclemmys: Distribution, Natural History, Husbandry
By Ettmar, Stephan
Pp. 204 (4, ads); 164 color photographs, numerous color distribution maps, some line-drawings. Color pictorial laminated white boards (hardcover), lettered on the spine and front cover in white and red, lg 8vo. From the series: Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History / Frankfurter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, volume 81. The text is in English. This monograph unites the scientific synopsis of the species currently present in the genus Mesoclemmys, with detailed data on keeping and breeding. Field work in South America was included as well as the examination of relevant museum specimens. The wide-ranging husbandry advice (from the container, through the technical aspects to feeding and feeder animals) makes Toad-Headed Turtles of the Genus Mesoclemmys a valuable source for owners of other genera of turtles. Preparation for this volume included field trips to South America (Brazil, French Guiana and Paraguay). In addition, the scientific collections of the natural history museums in Dresden, London, Paris, and Vienna as well as the CRI in Oviedo, Florida, and the INPA in Manaus, Brazil, were visited. Additionally, visits to private and public (live) collections in Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, French Guiana, Germany, Paraguay and the USA were used to gain knowledge about the diversity in chelid turtles and their captive husbandry.
|Publisher Place||Frankfurt am Main|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A fine (new) copy.|