The amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica.pdf

The amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica

Jay-M Savage

World renowned for its biological diversity and model conservation system, Costa Rica is home to a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles, from the golden toad to the scorpion lizard and the black-headed bushmaster. Jay M. Savage has studied these fascinating creatures for more than forty years, and in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica he provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date account of their biology and evolution ever produced. Savage begins with detailed discussions of the natural and cultural history of Costa Rica, setting the stage for an in-depth treatment of each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles that may be found there. Each species entry synthesizes and analyzes everything that is known about the animals anatomy, behavior, geographic distribution, systematics, and evolutionary history and provides keys for identifying amphibians and reptiles in the field. In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael Fogden and Patricia Fogden. Because Costa Rica has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in the study of tropical biology as well as in the development of ecotourism and ecoprospecting, and because more than half of the amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica are also found elsewhere in Central America, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica will be an essentiel book for a wide audience of nature lovers, naturalists, ecotourists, field biologists, conservationists, and government planners.

Almost 200 species of amphibians were recorded in Costa Rica. It has 3 orders: Anura, Caudata and Gymnophiona The most common amphibians in the rainforest are frogs and toads and they belong to the Anura order Toads generally have drier skin than frogs. The biggest toad is the cane or also called marine toad and regularly can be seen in forests.

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The amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica.pdf

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Sofya Voigtuh

Savage not only covers the natural and evolutionary history of Costa Rican reptiles and amphibians, but also a primer on herpetology, it's field and museum  ...

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Mattio Müllers

12 Apr 2008 ... However, the herpetofauna of Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast remains virtually undocumented. This area is of particular interest to biodiversity ... Reptiles and Amphibians Compilation List, 1997, Mason & Burger ​; Amphibians and Reptiles on northeastern region of Costa Rica, 1986, Burger & Villa. ​ ​ ...

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Noels Schulzen

Almost 200 species of amphibians were recorded in Costa Rica. It has 3 orders: Anura, Caudata and Gymnophiona The most common amphibians in the rainforest are frogs and toads and they belong to the Anura order Toads generally have drier skin than frogs. The biggest toad is the cane or also called marine toad and regularly can be seen in forests.

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Jason Leghmann

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A … Because Costa Rica has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in the study of tropical biology as well as in the development of ecotourism and ecoprospecting, and because more than half of the amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica are also found elsewhere in Central America, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica will be an essential book for a wide audience of nature lovers

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Jessica Kolhmann

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