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Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Northern Territory
A land of extremes, the Northern Territory’s arid deserts and monsoonal forests harbor some of Australia’s smallest and the world’s largest reptiles, as well as some of the world’s most venomous snakes.
Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Northern Territory is the first regional guide to the crocodiles, turtles, lizards, and snakes of this megadiverse region. It presents introductions to order, family, and genus; keys to family, genus and species; and species profiles, including descriptions, photos, distribution maps, and notes on natural history. It features profiles for the 390 species that occur or may occur on the land and in the sea of the Northern Territory.
Extensively illustrated, this is an essential resource for wildlife enthusiasts and professional and amateur herpetologists.
- Covers the 390 reptile species found in and around the Northern Territory.
- Detailed species profiles include distribution maps and information about identification and ecology.
- Includes multiple color photographs of species and detailed illustrations that highlight important identification features.
- Provides dichotomous keys to families, genera, and species.
2. Turtles and tortoises
- Sea turtles
- Leatherback turtle
- Side-necked turtles
- Pig-nosed turtle
- Southern padless geckos
- Austral geckos
- Typical geckos
- Legless lizards
- Blind snakes
- File snakes
- Terrestrial elapids
- Marine elapids
Venom, snakebite and first aid
Glossary and abbreviations
References and suggested reading
Index of common names
Index of scientific names