As presently understood, the herpetofauna of El Salvador consists of 130 species representing 88 genera and 30 families. For each of these species the following information is provided: (1) a partial synonymy, including
reference, the current name, and references to the species in El Salvador; (2) the total geographic distribution; (3) ecological distribution in El Salvador; (4) a short description of the morphology; (5) natural history and taxonomic comments; (6) conservation status of evaluated species; and (7) a list of Salvadoran specimens examined and their locality data. Distribution maps and color photographs are provided for each species. Dichotomous keys for the identification of the orders, genera,
and species of Salvadoran amphibians (including tadpoles) and reptiles are provided in English and Spanish.
"This is a handsome and authoritative book which makes a very important contribution to our knowledge of the herpetofauna of Central America."
"… an excellent resource especially for identifying herpetofauna specimens."--Midwest Book Review, March 2006
"The authors certainly succeeded in summarizing the morphological variation and distribution of the amphibians and reptiles of ES as they stated was their goal in their Introduction. Anyone with an interest in the natural history of Central America should own a copy of this book." -- James R. McCranie, Herpetological Review, 37 (1), 2006
"… a useful addition to any Herpetological library." -- Alan H. Wilkie, The Herptile, 31:1, March 2006
"… these accounts present the most detailed and useful information available on the Salvadoran herpetofauna." -- Larry David Wilson, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 81, Number 2, June 2006
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of El Salvador is the definitive modern work on the herpetofauna of this country and will be an invaluable addition to the
library of anyone interested in neotropical herpetology." -- Peter Stafford, Herpetological Bulletin (2006) Number 98