Color graphics enhance understanding

Grzimek,s features approximately 3,500 color photos, including nearly 130 in the Reptiles volume; 3,500 total color maps, including more than 160 in the Reptiles volume; and approximately 5,500 total color illustrations, including approximately 300 in the Reptiles volume. Each featured species of animal is accompanied by both a distribution map and an illustration.

All maps in Grzimek,s were created specifically for the project by XNR Productions. Distribution information was provided by expert contributors and, if necessary, further researched at the University of Michigan Zoological Museum library. Maps are intended to show broad distribution, not definitive ranges.

All the color illustrations in Grzimek,s were created specifically for the project by Michigan Science Art. Expert contributors recommended the species to be illustrated and provided feedback to the artists, who supplemented this information with authoritative references, skins, and specimens from University of Michigan Zoological Museum library. In addition to illustrations of species, Grzimek,s features drawings that illustrate characteristic traits and behaviors.

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