A complete photographic identification guide to all 113 reptile and amphibian species of Bali, perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from the region’s top nature photographers, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits, occurrence and whether they are dangerous. The user-friendly introduction covers conservation, how to deal with snake bites, identification of body parts and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the reptiles of Bali encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific names. This second edition has been updated with the latest taxonomy and recent photographs.
About the Author
Dr Ruchira Somaweera is a research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia and an adjunct lecturer at Murdoch University. His research work broadly focuses on the ecology and conservation of tropical reptiles, especially crocodilians and sea snakes. He is also a co-director of Aaranya Wilderness Odysseys that conducts specialized and scientific wildlife expeditions in Indonesia.