The eponym dictionary of reptiles.

The eponym dictionary of reptiles. Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. Octavo, laminated boards, BRAND NEW.

This reference book answers all your questions about the origins of the vernacular and scientific names of reptiles across the globe. This dictionary covers everyone after whom an extant or recently extinct reptile has been named. The entries include a brief bio-sketch, a list of the reptiles that bear the individual's name, the names of reptiles erroneously thought to be associated with the person, and a summary of major-and sometimes obscure or even incidental-contributions made by the person to herpetology and zoology. An introductory chapter explains how to use the book and describes the process of naming taxa.
Easy to use and filled with addictive-and highly useful-information about the people whose names will be carried into the future on the backs of the world's reptiles, this dictionary is a handy and fun book for professional and amateur herpetologists alike.

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