Lizards of Sri Lanka : A Colour guide with field keys

Somaweera, N. and Somaweera, R. (2009) Lizards of Sri Lanka : A Colour guide with field keys. In: Lizards of Sri Lanka : A Colour guide with field keys. Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History / Frankfurter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Volume: 43, 43 . Edition Chimaira, p. 10. ISBN 9783899734782

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A modern checklist of species is included, as is an illustrated key (a first for the region), showing thumbnail images for the benefit of non-technical users of the guide. There follows the heart of the volume, comprising species accounts, that include multiple images of each taxa (museum specimens, in case of rare species), showing different ontogenetic stages, sexes and colour morphs. Following this is a short listing of species erroneously or dubiously recorded from Sri Lanka. At the end of the book are the glossary, gazetteer of localities, references and scientific names index.The Somaweeras have now set a high standard for field guides to an important component of the herpetofauna, and one hopes this example will be emulated regionally and globally.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lizards, Sri Lanka, rare species, herpetofauna, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2020 04:15
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2020 04:15

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