A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Maya World
The Lowlands of Mexico, Northern Guatemala, and BelizeBook - 2000
The Yucatán Peninsula is today divided among Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. Travelers to this region discover both astonishing archaeological sites and a stunning array of wildlife, including crocodiles, turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs, toads, and salamanders. This book--written by the world's leading authority on the herpetology of the lowland Maya area--is the only comprehensive field guide to all the species of amphibians and reptiles found there. This field guide*allows identification of all native and introduced species of amphibians and reptiles of the region.*features nearly 180 color photographs and 180 drawings.*offers valuable techniques for field identification, and a glossary of herpetological terms.*provides in each species account: description, natural history, similar species, and geographic distribution (complete with maps of each animal's range). *includes suggested readings for those who want to know more about a particular species.*illustrates all tadpoles.*describes the most characteristic vocalizations of the reptiles and amphibians in the volume.*introduces the physical geography, climate, and vegetation of the region, with emphasis on the habitats of amphibians and reptiles.
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Comstock Publishing Associates : Cornell University Press, 2000.
Branch Call Number: 597.90972/LEE
Characteristics: xi, 402 p.,  p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world