This 137-page pdf book
covers all 83 currently known species of terrestrial and marine reptiles
occurring in the Solomon Islands Archipelago in the South Pacific.
Virtually all animals are illustrated with high quality photographs,
many with several colour forms. Keys are provided for families, genera
and species and a checklist of species is provided for each major island
of the group. It can be viewed on tablet or computer. Sample pages can
Dr Harold Cogger writes in the Foreword:
This latest revision of Michael McCoy's classic work continues its
key role in documenting and enabling the identification of this diverse
reptile fauna. Enhanced with new and additional photographs, most of
them by this renowned South Pacific author and photographer, and with
revised illustrated keys to identification, this book bridges the usual
divide between popular field guide and scientific study. It includes a
host of unique field observations gathered during his 26 years spent
working and travelling throughout the more than 700 islands that make up
this rich archipelago. This new edition of Michael McCoyâ€™s book remains
the only accessible one-stop source of information on the habits,
diversity and identification of Solomon Islands reptiles.
Although a field guide, it is compiled in such a way as to be of use
not only for professional biologists, but also for the interest of
amateur naturalists and travellers in Solomon Islands, and in fact
anyone with an appreciation for the natural history of this group of
beautiful South Pacific islands.
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