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PG: Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa

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January 2016
About the book: 
Southern Africa is home to a diverse reptile fauna of more than 600 species. Of these, nearly 70% are endemic to the region, being found nowhere else. This compact guide features 276 of the more colourful and conspicuous species, as well as those unique to or endangered in the region. This up-to-date guide makes an ideal travelling companion on trips to the wildlife areas of southern Africa.
It features: 
• authoritative text describing key identification features and symbols depicting endangered and venomous species; 
• full-colour photographs of the featured species; 
• distribution maps showing the range of each species; 
• thumbnail outlines of each family group, enabling quick identification
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About the Author
Bill Branch is a well-known herpetologist and author of a range of books and papers on African reptiles and amphibians. He has done extensive fieldwork in over 20 African countries and has described more than 40 new species. Bill has served on international conservation committees and co-authored the Atlas and Red List of South African Reptiles.  He holds a doctorate in Zoology from the University of Southampton.

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