A window west: a perspective on Western Australian herpetology
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Western Australia has an exceptionally rich herpetofauna of over 570 species and subspecies distributed over a diverse landmass comprising nearly one-third of Australia. The taxonomy of the fauna has been clarified considerably during the last 30 years, however, numerous new species continue to be discovered and described. Extensive research on species physiology and reproduction, community ecology and conservation of lizards in the arid areas of Western Australia has contributed substantially to theory in many fields of herpetology, ecology and conservation biology. There is a limitless array of possible research topics and initiatives to be undertaken in Western Australian herpetology.