Author(s): Stephen Swanson
Australia is home to more than 840 species of reptiles that are contained within sixteen families - and we are still counting! Of these, the lizards are particularly interesting. This Steve Parish Wild Australia Guide offers an excellent insight into the lives of lizard species that live around Australia - how to identify them, how they behave, what they eat, where they live and how they breed. It puts the spotlight on geckoes, legless lizards, dragons, monitors and skinks. Australians are generally more tolerant of lizards than other reptilian species, and this book reveals (among other details) which snake-lookalikes are actually lizards. This Wild Australia Guide aims to promote understanding of these reptiles and, in so doing, bring about a greater appreciation of the wonderful diversity of wildlife that this continent has to offer.