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Crocodiles of the world : a complete guide to alligators, caimans, crocodiles and gharials

Author: Colin Stevenson
Publisher: Chatswood, NSW : New Holland Publishers Pty. Ltd., 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Crocodiles come in a variety in size, shape, habits, and even habitats, from the infamous saltwater crocodiles that occasionally near 6 metres in length, to the diminutive 1.5 metre dwarf caimans from South America's tropics. This book explores all the facts and figures surrounding the ancestry of this intriguing family of reptilians, dispelling myths, and exploring their extensive evolution on the 230 million years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
Pictorial works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Stevenson
ISBN: 9781925546286 1925546284
OCLC Number: 1109928725
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Colin Stevenson.

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Crocodiles come in a variety in size, shape, habits, and even habitats, from the infamous saltwater crocodiles that occasionally near 6 metres in length, to the diminutive 1.5 metre dwarf caimans from South America's tropics. This book explores all the facts and figures surrounding the ancestry of this intriguing family of reptilians, dispelling myths, and exploring their extensive evolution on the 230 million years that they have lived on this planet. With fantastic photography this book encapsulates the diversity of theses creatures. This book covers their evolutionary history, their biology and ecology and the diversity of the species.

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