In addition to the main text and the aforementioned Glossary, the volume contains numerous other elements. For further reading directs readers to additional sources of information about reptiles. Valuable contact information for Organizations is also included in an appendix. An exhaustive Reptiles species list records all known species of amphibians as of November 2002, based on information in the EMBL Reptile Database (http://www.reptiliaweb.org) and organized according to Herpetology, 2nd edition, by Zug, Vitt, and Caldwell; the section of turtle species was supplemented with information obtained from the World Turtle Database, EMYSystem (http://emys.geo.orst.edu/). And a full-color Geologic time scale helps readers understand pre historic time periods. Additionally, the volume contains a Subject index.
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