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The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras

The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras

Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation

James R. McCranie

ISBN 9780674984165

Publication date: 10/22/2018

Based on years of field work and the examination of thousands of museum specimens, The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras is the final installment of a series of volumes by James R. McCranie documenting the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras.

Thoroughly illustrated by color photographs and maps of geographic distribution, the book describes in detail 86 species of Honduran lizards, crocodilians, and turtles. Identification keys in both English and Spanish allow the ready identification of all species, and discussions of conservation status review current threats to all species. The publication of this work represents the completion of the most comprehensive and detailed study of the amphibian and reptilian faunas of any country in Latin America.


  • James R. McCranie is a Research Associate at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Book Details

  • 672 pages
  • 6-3/4 x 10 inches
  • Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology

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