Reptiles of the Solomon Islands
Faunistica, No. 57
By Mike McCoy
Keys and species descriptions, b/w drawings, map,
128 color photos on 64 color plates, bibliography, indexes.
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
212 pages, Illustrated
Foreword by Allen Allison PhD, Vice President Science, Bishop Museum, Honolulu - - Acknowledgements - Map of Solomon Islands - Introduction - Crocodiles, Family Crocodylidae - Marine Turtles, Family Cheloniidae - Leatherback Turtle, Family Dermochelyidae - Agamid Lizards, Family Agamidae - Geckos, Family Gekkonidae - Skinks, Family Scincidae - Monitor Lizards, Family Varanidae - Blind Snakes, Family Typhlopidae - Boas, Family Boidae - File Snakes, Family Acrochordidae - Colubrid Snakes, Family Colubridae - Elapid Snakes, Family Elapidae - Literature Cited and Further References - Glossary - Island Check Lists - Index of scientific names
"During the 26 years Mike McCoy lived in the Solomons, he visited nearly all the islands in the archipelago and is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the reptile fauna of the Solomons. He is also an extraordinarily gifted photographer with a keen eye for detail, an indefatigable field worker and an old and close friend. Since the publication of the first field guide in 1980, he has continued his studies, making many additional discoveries, and this fine book is the culmination of those efforts."
-- ALLEN ALLISON Ph.D. Vice President Science, Bishop Museum, Honolulu
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