|Subject:||Natural History||Publisher:||Royal BC Museum|
|Published:||March 15th 2006||Pages:||288|
The authors describe all 39 species of amphibians and reptiles living in BC, including their biology, habits, breeding and distribution. They also cover introduced, accidental and unconfirmed species that may be recent arrivals in the province.
The introductory section contains general information on the biology of amphibians and reptiles, fossil history, snake venoms and amphibian toxins, mating and reproductive behaviour, physical development and metamorphosis, relationships with humans and much more.
This easy-to-read handbook also includes detailed illustrations of all the established species and a colour section to help in identification. It's a great reference for biology students, naturalists and other professionals, and anyone interested in BC wildlife.
Brent Matsuda is a wildlife biologist and environmental consultant in British Columbia. David Green is professor of biology and Director of the Redpath Museum at McGill University in Montreal. Patrick Gregory is professor of biology at the University of Victoria. All three have studied reptiles and amphibians in British Columbia for many years.