The taxonomy and systematics of European reptiles and amphibians have changed a lot in recent years, yet there is no modern, up-to-date field guide available that comprehensively covers all the species. The last illustrated field guide to European reptiles and amphibians was first published 38 years ago, and remains oudated despite occasional reprints and new editions. This major new field guide addresses this deficiency. A total of 219 species are covered in detail, with a focus on identification and geographical variation; species texts also cover distribution, habitat and behaviour. Superb colour illustrations by talented artist Ilian Velikov depict every species and all major variations, and colour photographs are also included for most species.
This groundbreaking new guide will become the definitive field reference for these two groups of animals.
- Over 370 colour artworks and 200 colour photographs
- 155 accurate and up-to-date distribution maps
- Easy-to-use keys and tables to help with swift species identification
Jeroen Speybroeck holds a PhD in biology and works at the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) in Belgium. Wouter Beukema is a Dutch herpetologist focusing on biogeography, evolutionary ecology and conservation. Bobby Bok teaches biology to teenagers and dedicates his free time to travelling through Europe in search of amphibians and reptiles. Jan Van Der Voort is a Belgian civil servant whose quest for many years has been to photograph all the species of European amphibians and reptiles.
Ilian Velikov is a Bulgarian-born artist living and working in London. Since an early age he has had a keen interest in nature and wildlife, and especially reptiles and amphibians.