|Statement||by P.J. Darlington, Jr.|
|Series||Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College -- v. 80, no. 6, Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology -- v. 80, no. 6|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||P. -301 ;|
|Number of Pages||301|
This volume summarizes the natural history of each of the more than seven hundred species of frogs and reptiles that live in the West Indies. Sure to be the starting point for all future research on West Indian amphibians and reptiles, it will be an essential companion to the biologist contemplating or conducting research in the area. "The reference source that biologists interested in West Indian herpetofauna have been waiting for."--Steven Reichling, curator, Memphis Zoo"A state-of-the-art compendium. The West Indies is one of the hottest of the world's biodiversity hot spots and will continue to be a focus of ecological research, now invigorated by this definitive synthesis."--S. Blair Hedges, Pennsylvania State. Free Online Library: Natural history of West Indian reptiles and amphibians.(Brief article, Book review) by "SciTech Book News"; Publishing industry Library and information science Science and technology, general Books Book reviews. Loss of habitat, development of scenic areas for a burgeoning tourist industry, and the introduction of invasive species have contributed to an already tenuous situation for many of the region's native species. This volume summarizes the natural history of each of the more than seven hundred species of frogs and reptiles present in the West Indies.
A unique collection of authentic West Indian ghost stories. The tales feature a shadow-catching obeah man, a Caribbean bush doctor, a magician, a mermaid, and the folklorist Gerald Hausman, who seeks the strange and bizarre in the forests of Jamaica. The West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) or "sea cow", also known as North American manatee, is the largest surviving member of the aquatic mammal order Sirenia (which also includes the dugong and the extinct Steller's sea cow).It is further divided into two subspecies, the Florida manatee (T. m. latirostris) and the Antillean or Caribbean manatee (T. m. manatus), based on genetic and. Indian spices include a variety of spices grown across the Indian subcontinent (a sub-region of South Asia).With different climates in different parts of the country, India produces a variety of spices, many of which are native to the subcontinent. Others were imported from similar climates and have since been cultivated locally for centuries. Editorial p 5; Notes of Cases p 7; Book Review: Forensic Science (H.J. Walls) p. 11 ; A Clash of Pedagogues (O.R. Marshall) p 12; Legislation; Jamaican Dangerous Drugs Laws: In the Absence of a West Indian Jurisprudence (by Ronald G. Thwaites Jr.,) p 15; The Transfer Tax Act (Richard Mahfood) p 18; A Note on the Admissibility of Evidence.
Jacquin described numerous new species of West Indian origin in some of the lavishly illustrated botanical treatments prepared by him (; ). Late 18th and 19th centuries At the turn of the 18th century, the work of the Swedish botanist, O. Swartz () is among the most important early work in the region. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Notes on the West Indian species of Ternstroemia Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. The West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae), sometimes known as gombessa, African coelacanth, or simply coelacanth, is one of two extant species of coelacanth, a rare order of vertebrates more closely related to lungfish and tetrapods than to the common ray-finned fishes. Latimeria chalumnae is a crossopterygian.. The fish was first discovered around the Comoro Islands, Madagascar. West Indian fiction; another is the attention paid to collective history and the development of the post-colonial nation, a theme particularly prominent in another .