Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo

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The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo is a field guide presenting images, distribution maps, and scientific information about 101 species of herps of Mindo, Ecuador.

Number of pages: 257.

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Excellent field guide for the Mindo area

The pictures are high quality, clear, and good size, allowing you to easily visually identify species in the field. The physical, behavioral, and environmental descriptions all allow you to pinpoint what species you want to find and where to potentially find it, or if you have found one, what species it might be.

Jake

A beautiful and useful guide

The photos are gorgeous and even when they didn't have the animals available to photograph, the illustrations of the animals are amazing; in some cases you can barely tell they are not photos. I also really liked the list of distinguishing characteristics in the introduction.

Kevin Wang

Great book!

If you are a herper and looking to go to Mindo, Ecuador, this is the book to get. Photos are great as well as the maps and descriptions of the animals. My only criticism is that there isn't such a book for thee whole country!

Ignacio Moore

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This book succeeds wonderfully both as a field guide and as a comprehensive technical reference of the species and geographic region covered. I have never seen a better regional treatment than this one.

Joseph Mendelson, Amphibian Ark

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Full of amazing photos that bring hundreds of species vividly to life. This book should be must reading for everyone. After all, when we save amphibians and reptiles, we are actually saving ourselves.

Joel Sartore, National Geographic

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The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo is a fascinating and detailed work covering the biodiversity of a little studied region, supported by impressive photography, illustrations, and references.

Austin Stevens, Herpetologist, Author, Filmmaker

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The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo is a very nicely produced guide to the diverse herpetofauna of an Andean cloudforest in Ecuador. It is both informative and beautifully illustrated.

Kevin de Queiroz, Smithsonian Institution

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Color illustrations and recordings of frog vocalizations enhance this book dealing with 101 species of amphibians and reptiles known from a 282 km2 area of cloudforest on the western slope of the Andes in Ecuador.

William Duellman, University of Kansas

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This synthetic work of biological knowledge is the first to address the herpetofauna of Mindo. It also shows with great aesthetic quality the details of this region's magnificent biodiversity.

Luis Coloma, Centro Jambatu

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Lucid, filled with wisdom about reptiles and amphibians, and dedicated to the conservation of the land and its inhabitants. This is simply an excellent book.

William Lamar, University of Texas