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By Brian I. Crother

Amphibians and reptiles are the main a variety of, various, and often encountered animals at the Caribbean islands. This ebook offers numerous views in this awesome crew of organisms. Caribbean Amphibians and Reptiles, compiled by means of a global group of zoologists, takes a clean and specified examine the complicated organic puzzle of the Caribbean. the 1st precise assessment of the islands, it contains a ancient exam of the folk who've studied the Caribbean amphibians and reptiles. The publication experiences the ecology, evolutionary background, and biogeographic factors for the origins and variety of the region's fauna with island-by-island insurance. It places the Caribbean in viewpoint through evaluating the islands to principal the US and its amphibian reptile variety. also, the publication comprises figures, tables, and colour plates which carry to lifestyles a number of the region's such a lot wonderful creatures. Key good points* provides the 1st whole evaluation of amphibians and reptiles within the Caribbean* contains colour plates and island maps* participants are famous gurus within the box

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P. 35, Grenada, extremus, n. , p. 35, Barbados, luciae, n. , p. 44, St. Lucia, vicentii, n. , p. 46, St. Vincent. 5, A. richardii, D & B: griseus, n. , St. Vincent, ,4. trossulus, n. , Grenada. Also copious notes on other known spe- 1. Over 300 Years of Collecting 23 cies. A. conspersus, n. , P. Am. Phil. , xxiv, p. 273 Grand Cayman, W. Indies [= A. -- REC. Boulenger was able to evaluate these species from preserved specimens (Boulenger, 1906). Garman had sent him examples of his recently described species.

The British Museum started its herpetological collections during this period. John Edward Gray was their first curator. Regarding Jamaica, in 1845 John Edward Gray began cataloging the lizards of the collections of the British M u s e u m - sans any from Hans Sloane. He included Cyclura collei, Ameiva dorsalis, Anolis grahami, and A. lineatopus, all named by himself. He did acknowledge Hans Sloane's priority by printing the English name "Sloane's Ameiva" in front of his own formal Latin A. dorsalis in the 1845 catalog.

The fever and the long convalescence also seriously interfered with our work in Porto Rico, so we lost nearly three weeks' collecting. Barbour and Ramsden's (1919) Herpetology of Cuba is impeccable except that, as Schwartz and Cuban workers now active on the island have been able to show, it is woefully inadequate. Schmidt's production of 1926 is mostly a copy of Stejneger, to the extent of quoting verbatim Stejneger's notes on color in life and 1. " Cochran's The Herpetology of Hispaniola (1941) is, in some ways, worse.

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