Common Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana

This guide attempts to illustrate that common amphibians and reptiles add to the diversity of wildlife in Botswana.
Clauss, Renate; Clauss, Bernhard
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Title: Common Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana
Subtitle: More than just creepy-crawlies
Authors: Bernhard Clauss; Renate Clauss
Copyright: Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (ded)
Publisher: Gamsberg Macmillan
Windhoek, Namibia 2002
ISBN 9991603964 / ISBN 99916-0-396-4
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 114 pages, throughout colour photos and images

Description:

Common Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana attempts to illustrate that amphibians and reptiles add to the diversity of wildlife in Southern Africa. Amphibians and reptiles are an integral link, through food chains and food webs, in the survival of mammals, fishes, birds and human beings. Most of the amphibians and reptiles are useful creatures and harmless to man. They control populations of pests that damage our crops and granaries, and some are a delicacy. Poison from some of the dangerous snakes is a source of anti-venom used to save human life after snakebites. Surely this contribution will make a difference in the way readers, be they students, teachers, conservationists or enthusiastic readers, will handle and regard amphibians and reptiles.

Content: Common Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana

Frogs and Reptiles - what for?
How to find an animal in this book
Hints for field observations
Amphibians and Reptiles
AMPHIBIANS
Toads and Frogs
Olive Toad
Guttural Toad
Red Toad
Plain Grass Frog
Broad-banded Grass Frog
Common Caco
Bubbling Kassina
Banded Rubberfrog
Tropical Platanna
Tremolo Sand Frog
Giant Bullfrog
African Bullfrog
Bushveld Rain Frog
Mottled Shovel-nosed Frog
Painted Reed Frog
Foam Nest Frog
Amphibians and Reptiles in the Ecological Context
REPTILES
What are Reptiles?
Chelonians
Leopard Tortoise
Kalahari Tent Tortoise
Speke's Hinged Tortoise
Marsh Terrapin
Serrated Hinged Terrapin
Crocodiles
Nile Crocodile
Lizards
Striped Skink
Other members of the Mabuya Skink family
Sundevall's Writhing Skink
Snake-eyed Skink
Striped Blind Legless Skink
Bushveld Lizard
Namaqua Sand Lizard
Spotted Sand Lizard
Yellow-throated Plated Lizard
Common Flat Lizard
Tropical Girdled Lizard¦
Turner's Gecko
Common Barking Gecko
Cape Dwarf Gecko
Ground Agama
Tree Agama
Flap-necked Chameleon
Rock Monitor
Water Monitor
Slender Spade-snouted Worm Lizard
Some Exceptional Lizards
Snakes
Thread Snake
Mole Snake
Cape Wolf Snake
Brown House Snake
Spotted Bush Snake
Western Green Snake
Common Egg Eater
Stripe-bellied Sand Snake
Eastern Tiger Snake
Bicoloured Quill-snouted Snake
Cape Centipede Eater
Olive Grass Snake
Stiletto Snake
Horned Adder
Shield-nose Snake
Twig Snake,
Boomslang
Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Snouted Cobra
Cape Cobra
Heads of Snakes that can be confused
Black Mamba
Puff Adder
African Rock Python
Treatment of Snakebites
First Aid for Snakebites
Capture and Handling of Snakes
Glossary
Suggested Further Reading