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The Reptile Fauna of India

T.S.N. Murthy (Author)

Written with the avowed objective of sustaining the newly generated interest among Indians about their rich heritage of reptiles, bulk of the book deals with one hundred species of common forms of reptiles found in the plains, forests mountains, lakes, rivers, seas, Islands and desert of the Republic of India. The descriptive account of species pinpoint the distinguishing characteristics, habits, colouration, size and geographical range. The text also provides the common names and veranacular names wherever available. Additional information is given deal with the classification reptilian biodiversity, economic importance and conservation, historical review and the keys to the identification of the common species. An extensive bibliography is also added. Photographs in black and white enable the user to identify a specimen quickly, and the concise organization and detailed index ensure ready access to all information.

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About the author

T.S.N. Murthy

With his background as herpetologist of the Zoological Survey of India for over three decades, the author, T.S.N. Murthy, (born 1936) has vast exposure and experience in the studies on the taxonomy, distribution and ecology of the reptiles of India. What is more, he has a flair in presenting the reptiles the most misunderstand of  all animals- In a smooth reader friendly language. He has published 170 scientific articles covering all the Indian and foreign journals. His books ‘The Snake Books of India’ and Illustrated encyclopaedia of the reptiles of India have been widely acclaimed.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Reptile Fauna of India
Author T.S.N. Murthy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.03.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176467065, 9788176467063
length xxix+331p., Tables; Figures; Map; Plates; Appendices; Bibliography; 29cm.