By L. Lee Grismer
The end result of Grismer's zone century of fieldwork at the Baja peninsula and his exploration of a couple of hundred of its islands within the Pacific Ocean and the ocean of Cortés, this e-book offers info at the id, distribution, typical heritage, and taxonomy of every species of amphibian and reptile came upon there. initial bills of the existence historical past of the various salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes are stated the following for the 1st time, and a number of other species that have been nearly unknown to technology are illustrated in complete colour. The booklet additionally includes new facts on species distribution and at the impression of the remoted panorama of the peninsula and its islands at the evolutionary process.
Much of the data amassed this is offered in biogeographical overviews that examine the super different environments of Baja California in either a modern and a old framework. An unique and critical contribution to technology, this publication will generate additional study for years yet to come because it turns into a benchmark reference for either execs and amateurs.