Samuel Purdie | paperback | 176 pages | October 2022
This easy-to-use photographic identification guide to all 141 reptile and amphibian species of New Zealand is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from the author and the region’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitats, and conservation information. There is also a distribution map for each living terrestrial species. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, habitats, reptiles and amphibian identification, and a glossary. The final section contains an all-important checklist of all of the herpetofauna of New Zealand encompassing, for each species, its risk category and New Zealand conservation status.