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A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region

by Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper & David Robinson

First published by UWA Press in Dec. 1995. Reprinted (with updates) Jan. 2001 - went out of print in 2008, although you could get the great companion work Reptiles and Frogs in the Bush - Southwestern Australia 2007.

*You beauty! From late 2010 there is available a new book on the reptiles and frogs of the Perth region by the same authors, published by the WA Museum.

For mail orders, please contact WA Museum Bookshop -

Tel: (08) 9427 2776

Fax: (08) 9427 2864

or email Museum Bookshop

Did you know that the Sand Frog made a noise like an outboard motor? Or that snakes have a transparent spectacle like a contact lens covering the eye?

Drawing on their lifelong interest in reptiles and amphibians, naturalists Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper and David Robinson have brought together a wealth of information on the fascinating reptiles and frogs of the Perth area.

Reptiles and frogs are an integral part of the Australian bush; in the Perth region you may come across any of the 16 different frogs, 2 freshwater turtles, 54 lizards and 27 snakes that occur there naturally today. This includes the fascinating global species called flowerpot snake. Yet most people would not be able to distinguish a Gwardar from a Dugite.

This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide describes each of the species in a straightforward manner, and the superb photographs and line drawings offer additional help with identification.

The lively descriptions of the characters and quirks of the frog, lizard and snake world will captivate even those who have an aversion to these creatures.

A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region is an ideal gift for nature-lovers, gardeners, bushwalkers and students of any age. It is designed to be read at leisure or used to name that slithering, scampering or croaking critter in the garden or bush.

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