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The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Costa Rica

Author : Jay M. Savage
ISBN : 0226735370
Genre : Nature
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World renowned for its biological diversity and model conservation system, Costa Rica is home to a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles, from the golden toad to the scorpion lizard and the black-headed bushmaster. Jay M. Savage has studied these fascinating creatures for more than forty years, and in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica he provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of their biology and evolution ever produced. Savage begins with detailed discussions of the natural and cultural history of Costa Rica, setting the stage for a detailed treatment of each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles that may be found there. Each species account synthesizes and analyzes everything that is known about the animal's anatomy, behavior, geographic distribution, systematics, and evolutionary history and provides keys for identifying amphibians and reptiles in the field. In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden. Because Costa Rica has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in the study of tropical biology as well as in the development of ecotourism and ecoprospecting, and because more than half of the amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica are also found elsewhere in Central America, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica will be an essential book for a wide audience of nature lovers, naturalists, ecotourists, field biologists, conservationists, and government planners.

Mammals Amphibians And Reptiles Of Costa Rica

Author : Carrol L. Henderson
ISBN : 9780292784642
Genre : Nature
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To help visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol L. Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it instantly became the indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a field guide dedicated to the monkeys, sloths, treefrogs, lizards, crocodiles, and other animals that travelers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. He includes fascinating information on their natural history, ecology, identification, and behavior gleaned from his forty years of travels, studies, and wildlife viewing in Costa Rica, as well as details on where to see these remarkable and beautiful creatures. The mammals, amphibians, and reptiles are illustrated by stunning and colorful photographs—most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. A detailed and invaluable appendix that identifies many of Costa Rica's best wildlife-watching destinations, lodges, and contact information for trip-planning purposes completes the volume.

A Guide To Amphibians And Reptiles Of Costa Rica

Author : Twan Leenders
ISBN : 0970567804
Genre : Amphibians
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This is a comprehensive field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica. The guide presents detailed descriptions and colour photographs for the majority of the country's species, along with descriptions of orders and families. Information is provided on members of all orders of the Costa Rican herpetofauna: caecilians, salamanders, frogs & toads, crocodilians, turtles, lizards and snakes.

Amphibians And Reptiles Of Costa Rica Anfibios Y Reptiles De Costa Rica

Author : Federico Muñoz Chacón
ISBN : 0801478707
Genre : Nature
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The bilingual English/Spanish edition of Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica is the perfect introductory guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica.

Amphibians And Reptiles Of La Selva Costa Rica And The Caribbean Slope

Author : Craig Guyer
ISBN : 0520237595
Genre : Science
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This field guide at last provides an authoritative and handy source for identifying amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica's renowned Atlantic lowland tropical forests. 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 the region's myriad microhabitats. The La Selva Biological Station, a protected reserve, boasts a rich biota, making it and the surrounding area one of the most visited tropical forest sites in the world. For travelers, ecotourists, and biologists, this comprehensive guide, written by two distinguished experts on the area's amphibians and reptiles, will be an essential resource while visiting La Selva and the surrounding tropical forests of Costa Rica. In addition to providing reliable field identification, it will help visitors to this area better understand the overall role of Central American amphibians and reptiles in the natural world as well as conservation efforts now being undertaken to ensure the survival of these intriguing creatures.* 138 frogs, lizards, snakes, and crocodiles are included in keys based primarily on color patterns for easy identification * Each species is illustrated with a color photograph; the guide also features range maps and black-and-white drawings * Includes an overview of the natural history of each amphibian and reptile and gives helpful tips on where to observe them

Reptiles Of Costa Rica

Author : Twan Leenders
ISBN : 9781501739545
Genre : Nature
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Reptiles of Costa Rica, the long-awaited companion to Amphibians of Costa Rica, is the first ever comprehensive field guide to the crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes of Costa Rica. A popular destination for tourists and biologists because of its biodiversity, the country is particularly rich in reptile fauna, boasting 245 species. The sheer diversity in shapes, sizes, colors, and natural history traits of these animals is beautifully displayed in this book. Lizards range from minuscule dwarf geckos to dinosaur-like iguanids, and everything in between, while the country's snakes include tiny eyeless wormsnakes, massive boas, as well as twenty-three dangerously venomous species, which include the largest vipers in the world. Author, photographer, and conservation biologist Twan Leenders has been researching and documenting the herpetofauna of Costa Rica for nearly twenty-five years. His explorations have taken him to remote parts of Costa Rica that few people ever visit, journeys that usually find him hauling an array of photographic equipment to document his finds. In addition to including more than 1,000 photographs, detailed black and white scientific illustrations, and range maps, this book also features paintings of anole dewlaps, a key identification feature for that very complex group of lizards. This new field guide will enable the reader to identify all species, while also providing a wealth of information about natural history, predation, breeding strategies, habitat preferences, and conservation of Costa Rica's reptile fauna.

Pocket Guide To The Amphibians And Reptiles Of La Gamba Costa Rica

Author : Michael Franzen
ISBN : 3933066611
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An Annotated List And Guide To The Amphibians And Reptiles Of Monteverde Costa Rica

Author : Marc P. Hayes
ISBN : OCLC:182986705
Genre : Amphibians
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Costa Rica

Author : Erin Foley
ISBN : 0761420797
Genre : History
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"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Costa Rica"--Provided by publisher.

The Wildlife Of Costa Rica

Author : Fiona Reid
ISBN : 0801449057
Genre : Nature
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"Featuring a good selection of common and/or interesting species, The Wildlife of Costa Rica is the most authoritative and most useful general guide to its subject. It will attract every ecotourist visiting Costa Rica. This dream team knows its stuff. and the illustrations are stunning."---Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Stanford University

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