Reptiles of the World

Reptiles of the World Cover

Reptiles of the World Cover

Reptiles of the World is a photographic journey through over 100 different Turtles, Crocodilians, Beak-Heads, Amphisbaenians, and Lizards. Each species is represented by its common name, scientific name, one or more color photographs, and some explanatory text. The book contains 173 color photographs.

Originally written by Carl Gans and published by Bantam Books in the “Knowledge Through Color” series in 1975, the contents are now available online courtesy (in progress) of the Gans Collections and Charitable Fund.

Table of Contents

TURTLES

Chelydridae

Kinosternidae

Dermatemydidae

Platysternidae

Emydidae

Testudinidae

Cheloniidae

Dermochelyidae

Trionychidae

Carettochelyidae

Pelomedusidae

Chelidae

CROCODILIANS

Crocodylidae

Gavialidae

BEAK-HEADS

Sphenodontidae

AMPHISBAENIANS

Amphisbaenidae

Bipedidae

Trogonophidae

LIZARDS

Dibamidae

Geckonidae

Pygopodidae

Xanthusiidae

Iguanidae

Agamidae

Chameleonidae

Scincidae

Lacertidae

Teiidae

Gerrhosauridae

Cordylidae

Anguidae

Anniellidae

Helodermatidae

Varanidae

Lanthanotidae

SNAKES

Leptotyphlopidae

Typhlopidae

Uropeltidae

Aniliidae

Xenopeltidae

Acrochordidae

Boidae

Colubridae

Elapidae

Hydrophiidae

Viperidae

Crotalinae

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