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Title:
A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world : the lowlands of Mexico, Northern Guatemala, and Belize
Author:
Lee, Julian C.
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Publication Information:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xi, 402 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780801436246

9780801485879
Format :
Book

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Central Library QL655 .L44 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The Yucatan Peninsula is today divided among Belize, Guatemala and Mexico and travellers discover many archaeological sites and an array of wildlife, including crocodiles, turtles and salamanders. This text is a comprehensive field guide to the amphibians and reptiles found there.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Area Coveredp. 1
How to Use This Bookp. 1
Conservationp. 13
Organization of Species Accountsp. 18
Environmentp. 21
Physiographyp. 21
Climatep. 23
Vegetationp. 24
Habitatsp. 29
Coastal Habitatsp. 29
Agricultural Habitatsp. 30
Freshwater Habitatsp. 37
Forest Habitatsp. 42
Savanna Habitatsp. 44
Composition of the Herpetofaunap. 46
Species Accountsp. 48
Amphibiansp. 48
Caeciliansp. 48
Salamandersp. 51
Frogs and Toadsp. 59
Reptilesp. 131
Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans, and Alliesp. 132
Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapinsp. 135
Lizardsp. 161
Snakesp. 255
Glossaryp. 375
Literature Citedp. 387
Indexp. 395

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