A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales
A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales, second edition

by Gerry Swan, Glenn Shea and Ross Sadlier


This edition published in 2004 by Reed New Holland, colour, soft cover, 302 pages


Price $A34.95 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote


ISBN 9781877069062

In A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales you will find every gecko, flap-footed lizard, goanna, dragon, skink, snake and turtle known to live throughout the many habitats of New South Wales. The telltale details that make identification possible lie in the descriptions of families, genera and species. Where you need to tune out similar species, simple keys are provided. The location maps are generated from the Australian Museum database.



Preface to second edition



Geographic regions of NSW

Emergency treatment for snakebite

Lizards [pages 8-196]

Snakes [pages 197-279]

Turtles [pages 280-295]


Suggested reading



About the authors

Gerry Swan is an Associate of the Australian Museum. He is also the author of Green guide to snakes and other reptiles in Australia and co-author of A complete guide to reptiles of Australia.


Dr Glenn Shea has a PhD in veterinary science and is a lecturer at the Department of Veterinary Anatomy at Sydney University . He is a taxonomist who has published 100 or so scientific papers.


Ross Sadlier is the Collections Manager for the Herpetological Department of the Australian Museum. He has a BSc and has co-authored a book on the reptiles of New Caledonia, as well as a number of scientific papers.