Amphibians and Reptiles of La Selva, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean Slope: A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

Colorful frogs, lizards that can run across water, snapping turtles, spotted geckos, boa constrictors, crocodiles, and many other fascinating yet secretive species of amphibians and reptiles flourish in Coasta Rica's renowned Atlantic lowland tropical forests. For travelers, ecotourists, and biologists, this comprehensive guide will be an essential resource while visiting La Selva - a protected reserve and one of the most visited tropical forest sites in the world - as well as the surrounding tropical forests of Costa Rica.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520237599
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 12/20/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 367
  • Sales rank: 1,209,848
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig Guyer is Professor of Biological Sciences at Auburn University. Maureen A. Donnelly is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida
International University and coeditor of Standard Methods of Measuring Biodiversity (1994).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Geography, Climate, and Vegetation
A History of Herpetological Research at La Selva
Diversity
Conservation
Amphibia
Gymnophiona
Caudata
Anura
Reptilia
Testudines
Squamata
Crocodylia
Additional Species
Field Data Sheet for Amphibians and Reptiles
Glossary
Literature Cited
Art Credits

Index

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