New book

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New book

Postby Tomas Mazuch » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:59 am

In March of 2013, was published the first book, which shows on many pictures rare amphibians and reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. In the book you will find also some other rare members of fauna and flora of this region, e.g. many recently described scorpions from the Horn of Africa, mammals, flowers of the genus Aloe, and others. Pictures of animals are accompanied by photos of their habitats. Some species showed in the book wait for their scientific description. A lot of species showed in the book were never photographed…
All animal and plant species were recorded during two expeditions to certain areas of the Horn of Africa, which the author and his colleagues visited in 2010 and 2011. Expeditions were short (3 weeks), but we have found and taken photos of relatively large number of species, some of them not yet been scientifically named ...So you can admire a previously unknown species of the genus Xenagama (Wagner, Mazuch, Bauer in print) or several species of geckos of the genus Hemidactylus or very recently described new species of scorpions ... For the first time photos of the living individual snake species Telescopus ("Migiurtinophis") pulcher or rare and endemic species of spiny-tailed lizard - Uromastyx macfadyeni, or rock agamas of the genus Acanthocercus - guentherpetersi or phillipsi are published.

The book shows a total of over 150 species of animals and plants in natural conditions (for example: Holodactylus africanus, Hemitheconyx taylori, Xenagama taylori, n.sp., batillifera, Agama robecchii. Acanthocercus annectans - zonurus, Hemidactylus barodanus - citernii - albopunctatus - macropholis - three n.sp., Pristurus - all species recorded from the region, Uromastyx macfadyeni - princeps, Latastia caeruleopunctata - boscai, Pseuderemias brenneri - striata - septemstriata - ..., Echis "varius",...).

Over 370 large format pictures with text comments.

Note: One species of the genus Xenagama (Sauria: Agamidae) named in the book as - Xenagama n.sp. – has been recently (3/2013) described as a new species - Xenagama wilmsi (a patronym named in honour of Thomas Wilms for his contributions to herpetology of North Africa and Arabia and the lizards of genera Uromastyx and Saara in particular) by P. Wagner, T. Mazuch and A. Bauer.
Citation of original description: Wagner, Mazuch, Bauer (2013): An extraordinary tail - integrative review of the agamid genus Xenagama. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., doi: 10.1111/jzs.12016 ("early review"), 21 pp.

The size of the book is 24.5 x 30.1 x 1.4 cm, 80 pages, paper 150 g, full color, hard cover is laminated.
Price per issue is 52 EUR (Europe) or 60 EUR (other parts of world).

More informations (selected pages, picture of front cover,…) about the book you find here :
The orders are accepted via:
Payments are accepted via PayPal account.
Other sellers are: Chimaira (Germeny), GeitjeBooks Berlin (Germeny).

Tomas Mazuch Publishing
Dříteč 65, 53305 Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 604505766

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