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Amphibians and Reptiles of Northeast India: A Photographic Guide

 
M. Firoz Ahmed (Author) Abhijit Das (Author) S K Dutta (Author)
Synopsis

This is the first ever colour guide on the amphibians and reptiles of Northeast India. Out of 274 species of Herpetofauna known from this region, 101 species are illustrated with description in this guide. Those included are 29 species of amphibians, 21 lizards, 29 snakes, 21 species of freshwater turtles and tortoises and the Gharial.

Each species is illustrated with one or more colour photographs. Species account comprises of English, local and scientific names, maximum size attained, distinguishing characters, distribution, legal protection in India (specifying the schedule of the wildlife Protection Act, 1972), also CITES list where ever available, conservation status following IUCN criteria and a short description on their habit and habitat. A note is added to some species, such as whether venomous or otherwise dangerous to humans. Most of the species included in this book are commonly seen, some are rare and few are threatened and of utmost conservation interest.

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About the author

S K Dutta

Dr. Siba Kanta Dutta (b. 1946), presently lecturer in the Department of Political Science, D.H.S.K. College, Dibrugarh, Assam is a seasoned teacher of more than two decades standing. He got his M.A. degree with a first class from Gauhati University in 1968 and doctoral degree from Dibrugarh University in 1989.

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Bibliographic information

Title Amphibians and Reptiles of Northeast India: A Photographic Guide
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Aaranyak
Language: English
isbn 8190366922, 9788190366922
length xiv+169p., Colour Maps; Colour illustrations; 18cm.