A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of the Philippines

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of the Philippines is an introductory photographic guide to 176 reptile taxa commonly encountered in The Philippines, and is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from the region’s top nature photographers, some of species that have never before been published, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include common and scientific names, size, identifying features, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate and biogeographical regions, habitats, conservation, topography and advice on snakebites. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the reptiles of The Philippines encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status and CITES listing.

Emerson Y. Sy is a herpetologist with research interests in natural history, introduced species and wildlife trade. He is a staunch wildlife conservation and education advocate and currently serves as the editor of the Reptile and Amphibian Database Philippines.

  • Paperback
  • 180 x 128 mm (7″ x 5″)
  • 176 pages
  • 40,000 words approx.
  • 300 photographs


Availability: 20 in stock

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