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Crocodiles, Alligators & Lizards

Crocodiles, Alligators & Lizards

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Author: David Alderton

Europe | Asia | Africa | The Americas | Australasia, Oceania & other land areas | 21st century | Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians | Reptiles & amphibians as pets

Published on 14th June 2024 by Amber Books Ltd (Amber Books) in the United Kingdom as part of the 'Animals' series.

Hardback | 224 pages, 220 photos; 220 Illustrations, unspecified
303mm x 233mm | 0g

Crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gila monsters – these creatures all have dinosaur ancestries dating from 94 million years ago. There is something elemental and scary about a crocodile, with its tough scaly skin, long powerful tail, conical, peg-like teeth and vicious bite. And these creatures can still be found in every part of the world. Arranged by continent, Crocodiles, Alligators & Lizards introduces the American alligator, an apex predator that swims the coasts, estuaries and swamps of southeast USA feeding on fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals; the black caiman, which can grow up to an enormous 6 metres (20ft) in length and prefers the habitat of the slow-moving rivers and lakes of the Amazon basin; the frilled lizard, which spreads its frilly neck when threatened or to impress other lizards; the gila monster, whose two- tone camouflage colouring allows it to easily blend into its desert habitat; and the Komodo dragon, which can run up to 20km/h (13mph) over short distances and has a venomous bite that can paralyze large animals. With detailed captions explaining the origins, habitat and behaviour of these fascinating species, Crocodiles, Alligators & Lizards is a vivid pictorial guide in over 200 brilliant photographs.

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