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Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

L. Grismer


The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true biological frontiers of North America. This book is a guide to the amphibians and reptiles of a fascinating and remote region. The culmination of a quarter century of fieldwork on the Baja peninsula and an exploration of more than one hundred of its islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés, this book gives information on the identification, distribution, natural history, and taxonomy of eac ... More

Keywords: Baja California, peninsula, North America, amphibians, reptiles, Pacific Ocean, Sea of Cortés, natural history, taxonomy, species distribution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520224179
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520224179.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

L. Grismer, author