Amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, its Pacific islands, and the islands in the Sea of Cortâes
Part of the Organisms and Environments series
The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth.
This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true biological frontiers of North America.
L. Lee Grismer is not only an authority on the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but also a photographer.
He has produced this comprehensive work on the herpetofauna of the peninsula and its islands.
With its colour images, accounts of many little-known species and descriptions of the region's diverse environment, this is a detailed guide to the amphibians and reptiles of a fascinating and remote region.
The culmination of Grismer's quarter century of fieldwork on the Baja peninsula and his exploration of more than 100 of its islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortes, this book gives information on the identification, distribution, natural history and taxonomy of each species of amphibian and reptile found there.
Preliminary accounts of the life history of many of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards and snakes are reported here and several species that were almost unknown to science are illustrated in full colour. The b