Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan

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Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan covers all the herpetologically significant islands of the Japanese archipelago. Written for both amateur and professional herpetologists, it lists and describes all known species, giving the currently accepted scientific name, Japanese name, meaning of Japanese name, description for identification, range, and ways of distinguishing similar species. All but 9 of the 147 species are illustrated with color photographs suitable for identification, and range maps for all species are included. The annotated bibliography includes the few treatises in English and the major books in Japanese containing understandable illustrations.