CSIRO Publishing logo   blank image
You are here: Books > New Releases   
blank image Search
blank image blank image
blank image
  Advanced Search
Books Home
New Releases
Forthcoming Releases
On Sale
How to Order
For Authors
For Media

blue arrow e-Alerts
blank image
Subscribe to our Email Alert or RSS feeds RSS

red arrow Connect with us
blank image
facebook twitter logo LinkedIn

red arrow eBooks
blank image
Learn more about our eBooks program and retail partners.


Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia

Enlarge Cover

A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia

Fourth Edition

Steve Wilson  
Gerry Swan  

Colour photographs
592 pages, 210 x 145 mm
Publisher: New Holland

    Paperback - 2013
ISBN: 9781921517280 - AU $ 49.99



The Complete Guide to the Reptiles of Australia explores the rich diversity of Australia's reptiles. This book represents an accessible identification guide to reptiles, including: Crocodiles, sea turtles, freshwater turtles, geckos, flat-footed lizards, skinks, dragons, goannas, blind snakes, pythons, file snakes, colubrid snakes, terrestrial elapids, sea snakes, and sea kraits. Species are illustrated with lively colour photographs showing them in their natural habitat. Each is accompanied by a distribution map; a description – with distinguishing features highlighted in bold text; notes on the species’ range and preferred habitat; information on subspecies and similar species; and, wherever appropriate, conservation status. Extra photographs show most recognised subspecies, as well as differences within species and between sexes. Photographs of significant reptile habitats are also included.

This field guide features diagnostic illustrations, classification notes, selected reading and a thorough index. The book is designed to be a comprehensive yet compact and portable tool for reptile identification anywhere in Australia.


 Gerry Swan is currently an Associate of the Australian Museum and Editor of the journal Herpetofauna. He is the author of several books and spends much of his time as a wildlife consultant and author.

Wildlife photographer and author Steve Wilson works at the Queensland Museum as the Inquiry Centre Supervisor. He has contributed to numerous articles on natural history to such popular magazines as GEO, BBC Wildlife, Das Tier and Australian Geographic.


Related Titles
 Double Helix Volume 1, Issue 2    Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna    Golden Anniversary of the Australian Society of Herpetologists   A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland    Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians    Carnivores of Australia    Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia  


return to top of pageTop  email this page Email this page
Legal & Privacy | Contact Us | Help


© CSIRO 1996-2015