A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize

Peter J. Stafford and John R. Meyer

A complete guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Belize, this book provides detailed information about local variations, distribution and ecology.

978 0 126 62760 2
December 1999
228 x 150 mm
450 pp
180 colour photographs plus line drawings
Academic Press in association with the Natural History Museum


This colourful guide to the scaly denizens of Belize includes useful identification keys, numerous diagrams and line drawings, and over 180 lavish colour photographs clearly documenting nearly every species. It also features a comprehensive section on snakebites with up-to-date information on first aid and treatment. This book will appeal to anyone planning a Central American visit as well as anyone generally interested in herpetology.

A Guide to the Reptiles of Belize is available to order from our co-publisher Academic Press. For details of how to contact them, please visit Publishing partners.


Peter Stafford has been involved in the study of the biology of snakes for many years. He has written and co-authored several books on herpetology and is the editor of the British Herpetological Society Bulletin. He is a pollen biologist at the Natural History Museum, London and a member of several herpetological societies. 


Find out what others think of this book.

"Stafford and Meyers have produced an excellent general guide to the reptiles of Belize. ...We hope and strongly recommend that Belizean natural history guides, resort owners who cater to natural history tours, and student group leaders buy and use this book."

Herpetological Review

"As a practical field guide the book more than lives up to its title and is a must for any biologist visiting Central America. It will also serve as a significant resource to support biodiversity assessment and conservation programs."

Biological Conservation

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