A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles & Amphibians Of New Zealand

A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles & Amphibians Of New Zealand
Samuel Purdie
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A Naturalist' s Guide to the Reptiles & Amphibians of New Zealand is an introductory photographic identification guide to all 141 reptile and amphibian species of New Zealand. High-quality photographs from the author and the country' s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitats, and conservation information. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, habitats, reptiles and amphibian identification and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the herpetofauna of New Zealand encompassing, for each species, its risk category and New Zealand conservation status.
Samuel Purdie is a herpetologist, science educator and award-winning wildlife photographer from Rotorua. He received a BSc in zoology and ecology and a PGDip in wildlife management from the University of Otago, and is currently pursuing an MSc in wildlife management. He spends much of his time researching native alpine lizards and advocating for New Zealand' s lesser-known wildlife.