Amphibians and Reptiles of Northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1998 - 380 Seiten

Frogs, toads, salamanders, caecilians, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, and numerous species of snakes in the Petén region of northern Guatemala and adjacent terrain in Mexico and Belize are illustrated and profiled in this first field guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the area.

The 160 species of creatures range from the enormous, dramatic, and potentially dangerous--such as the common venomous snake called the barba amarilla (yellow beard) and the now endangered American crocodile--to diminutive tree frogs, anoles, geckos, and skinks, and the secretive snakes of the forest floor. With 176 color photographs plus line drawings and maps, this guide is designed for use both by scientists and by interested tourists and armchair travelers. Notes on where animals are likely to be found and English and Spanish identification keys help anyone wishing to spot and recognize animals in the field.

 

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Inhalt

Introduction
3
Finding Amphibians and Reptiles
13
Characteristics and Identification
19
AmphibiansAnfibios
27
Toads and FrogsSapos y Ranas
43
Chirping Climbing Foam Leaflitter and Stream Frogs
50
Toads Family Bufonidae
66
Treefrogs Family Hylidae
73
ReptilesReptiles
99
A Key to Major Groups of Amphibians and Reptiles
294
Key to Species of Toads and Frogs
300
Key to Species of Turtles and Crocodilians
310
F Key to Species of Snakes
322
Glossary
335
References
345
Photo Credits
366

Narrowmouth and Sheep Toads Family Microhylidae
90

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Über den Autor (1998)

Jonathan A. Campbell is Professor of Biology and Curator of the Collection of Vertebrates at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author, with William W. Lamar, of The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America.

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