Reptiles of Northern Eurasia
Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution & Conservation Status
Faunistica, No. 47
By Natalia B. Ananjeva, et al.
Borina Publishing House
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
245 pages, Illustrated, 8 7/8 x 11 5/8"
This richly illustrated book presents up-to-date information on all the species and subspecies of turtles (7 species), lizards (112 species) and snakes (74 species) inhabiting the region of North Eurasia, which, in accordance with a decision of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) of June 2003, comprises the territory of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia.
An attempt is made here to reflect the results of new taxonomic and phylogenetic revisions relating to the herpetological fauna of this region, but not previously published in Russian-language monographs. Detailed information on geographical distribution, with schematic maps, data on type localities and conservation status (IUCN and regional Red Lists, CITES, Bern Convention), are included in each account.
The book can be used as an illustrated reference work on the reptiles of North Eurasia, while the data provided could serve as a basis for the Global Reptile Assessment (GRA). More than 400 colour illustrations are included in the book(photographs of reptiles and habitats, and maps). The book is addressed to herpetologists and conservationists, both academics and students, and all reptile lovers.
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