Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of Northeast Africa (Hardcover)

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This handbook is the first complete guide to the herpetofauna of northeast Africa, covering seven countries – Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.

The seven countries of north-east Africa – Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia – share a remarkably diverse landscape, and the region is home to a vast array of herpetofauna, from the Variable Green Toad to the Congo Hinged Terrapin, the Nubian Pigmy Gecko and the Pasteur's Desert Racer.

This handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference to all 114 species of amphibian and 458 species of reptile known from the region, including caecilians, frogs, turtles and tortoises, lizards, crocodiles and snakes. Featuring more than 950 photos, Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa includes information on identification, habitat and distribution, behaviour, and best locations to see species, as well as up-to-date species maps. Supporting chapters cover the region's habitats, conservation, and safety when observing and handling amphibians and reptiles.

This is an essential resource for anyone interested in the unique and extraordinarily diverse herpetofauna of north-east Africa.

About the Author

Stephen Spawls is a herpetologist with a particular interest in the reptiles of East Africa. He was co-author of A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa and Dangerous Snakes of Africa and author of Kenya: A Natural History. Steve has written many key papers on the reptiles and amphibians of the region.

Tomáš Mazuch is a Czech herpetologist and author of Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia.

Abubakr Mohammad is an independent researcher on the natural heritage of Sudan, and he is the country's leading expert on its herpetofauna.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472991447
ISBN-10: 1472991443
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 640
Language: English