Snakes of the Eastern United States

Snakes of the Eastern United States Author Whit Gibbons
ISBN-10 9780820349701
Year 2017-04-15
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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More than sixty species of snakes are found in the eastern United States, the region of highest biodiversity of all reptiles and amphibians in North America. In this brand new guide, stunning photographs, colorful geographic range maps, and comprehensive written accounts provide essential information about each species—including detailed identification characteristics, general ecology and behavior, and conservation status. Carefully researched and written by an expert herpetologist, the guide is directed toward a general audience interested in natural history. Additional information supports the already fact-filled snake species profiles. A chapter on urban and suburban snake ecology focuses on species most commonly found in some of the country’s largest cities and residential settings. A chapter on snake conservation includes information on threats faced by native species in many regions of the eastern United States. Another chapter provides the latest updates on the status of invasive species of pythons and boa constrictors that have now become naturalized permanent residents in certain areas of the country. This is the most accessible and informative guide to snakes of the eastern United States available anywhere. Covers snakes in these states (plus Washington, DC): Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Features: More than 385 stunning color photographsColorful geographic range mapsSpecies accounts that cover identification, general ecology and behavior, and conservation statusExtra information on snakes in urban and suburban areasStrong conservation message, with a focus on environmental threats to native speciesCoverage of invasive snakes

Snakes of Eastern North America

Snakes of Eastern North America Author Carl H. Ernst
ISBN-10 UOM:49015000888314
Year 1989
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher Fairfax, Va. : George Mason University Press
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The first treatise to be published in thirty years on the 58 snakes found in eastern North America, Snakes of Eastern North America provides a current summary of the taxonomy, ecology, and behavior of each species. Selected by CHOICE as Outstanding Academic book of 1989. Table of Contents: Preface; Introduction; Identification of Snakes; Typhlopidae: Blind Snakes; Colubridae: Colubrid Snakes; Glossary of Scientific Names; Bibliography; Index

Snakes of the Southeast

Snakes of the Southeast Author J. Whitfield Gibbons
ISBN-10 0820326526
Year 2005
Pages 253
Language en
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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Featuring more than three hundred color photographs and nearly fifty distribution maps, Snakes of the Southeast is stuffed with both entertaining and detailed, in-depth information. Includes and explores size charts, key identifiers (scales, body shape, patterns, and color), descriptions of habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation.

A Field Guide to Reptiles Amphibians

A Field Guide to Reptiles   Amphibians Author Roger Conant
ISBN-10 0395904528
Year 1998
Pages 616
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of 595 species and subspecies. The 656 full-color illustrations and 384 drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 333 color photographs and 333 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions.

The Snake and the Salamander

The Snake and the Salamander Author Alvin R. Breisch
ISBN-10 9781421421575
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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In the best tradition of natural history writing and art, The Snake and the Salamander explores the diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit the northeastern quadrant of the United States. Covering 13 states that run from Maine to Virginia, author Alvin R. Breisch and artist Matt Patterson showcase the lives of 83 species of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders. These intriguing animals are organized by habitat and type, from forest to grassland to bogs to big waters, and revealed through a combination of Breisch’s engaging prose and Patterson’s original color illustrations. Breisch’s guided tour combines historical notes and conservation issues with lessons on genetics, evolution, habitats, life histories, and more. Discover how careful attention to frog calls coupled with DNA analysis led to the discovery of a new species of frog in New York City, why evolutionary adaptations made the Eastern Ratsnake a superb climber, and the surprising fact that Spiny Softshell turtles actually sprint on land to retreat from predators. Breisch also tells the odd tale of the Green Frog and the Smooth Greensnake, two "green species" that do not actually have any green pigment in their skin. Every species has a story to tell—one that will keep the reader wanting to learn more. The breadth of herpetofauna in the area will surprise many readers: more than 8% of the world’s salamanders and 11% of all turtle species live in the region. Beyond numbers, however, lie aesthetics. The surprising colors and fascinating lifestyles of the reptile and amphibian species in this book will mesmerize readers young and old.

SNAKES US CANADA

SNAKES US   CANADA Author Ernst Ch
ISBN-10 1588340198
Year 2003-04-17
Pages 668
Language en
Publisher Smithsonian
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Presents detailed information and color photos for all snake species found in the U.S. and Canada.

Fossil Snakes of North America

Fossil Snakes of North America Author J. Alan Holman
ISBN-10 0253337216
Year 2000
Pages 357
Language en
Publisher Indiana University Press
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"This volume includes detailed accounts of the morphology and distribution of the fossil snakes of North America and also remarks on their evolutionary, zoogeographic, and paleoecological patterns. The heart of the book consists of detailed systematic accounts of the known fossil snakes of North America and their localities. Extinct fossil taxa are discussed and illustrated, and many are re-described on the basis of new information. The book provides illustrations of diagnostic vertebrae and criteria for the identification of presently living fossil snake taxa as well as descriptions of the modern characteristics and ranges of these species." "Color photographs in the 16-page insert present a catalog of representative living snake species." --Book Jacket.

Venomous Reptiles of the United States Canada and Northern Mexico

Venomous Reptiles of the United States  Canada  and Northern Mexico Author Carl H. Ernst
ISBN-10 9780801898754
Year 2011-05-03
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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The first volume contains species accounts of the venomous lizards and elapid and viperid snakes found north of Mexico's twenty-fifth parallel. Volume two covers the twenty-one species of rattlesnakes found in the United States, Canada, and northern Mexico.

Frogs and Toads of the Southeast

Frogs and Toads of the Southeast Author Michael E. Dorcas
ISBN-10 0820329223
Year 2008
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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A comprehensive, authoritative, and fun-to-read identification guide enumerates the distinguishing characteristics of frogs and toads found throughout the southeastern United States and discusses their morphology, the main groups to be found in the Southeast, their habitats and distribution, life cycles, behavior, and conservation.

How Snakes Work

How Snakes Work Author Harvey B. Lillywhite
ISBN-10 9780199701575
Year 2014-01-31
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Anyone can look at a snake and see a creature unique unto itself, a reptile with a set of zoological and biological traits that are entirely its own. Just looking at this distinct animal raises many scientific questions. With regard to evolution, how did such an animal come to be? How does a snake move, and how do its sense organs differ from that of other reptiles? How does it eat, and how does it reproduce? Essentially, how does a snake "work"? In How Snakes Work: The Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes, leading zoologist Harvey B. Lillywhite has written the definitive scientific guide to the functional biology of snakes. Written for both herpetologists and a more general audience with an interest in the field, How Snakes Work features nearly two hundred color images of various species of snakes, used to provide visual examples of biological features explained in the text. Chapter topics include the evolutionary history of the snake, feeding, locomotion, the structure and function of skin, circulation and respiration, sense organs, sound production, temperature and thermoregulation, and reproduction. Containing all the latest research and advances in our biological knowledge of the snake, How Snakes Work is an indispensable asset to professional zoologists and enthusiasts alike.

A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa

A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa Author Johan Marais
ISBN-10 9781920544645
Year 2011-11-05
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Random House Struik
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This detailed and comprehensive guide to the 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behaviour. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species. New information based on international scientific research has been included in the species accounts relating to behaviour, identification, reproduction and snake venoms. Species descriptions are now accompanied by full-colour photographs. Simple icons make essential information available at a glance. A separate 'look out for' box assists in quickly identifying species in the field. Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes, and the prevention and treatment of snakebite supplement the species accounts. This readable and user-friendly guide will be invaluable to herpetologists, snake collectors, hikers, gardeners, campers and householders, or anyone who may encounter or want to know more about these fascinating and widely misunderstood reptiles.

Identifying Animal Tracks

Identifying Animal Tracks Author Richard Headstrom
ISBN-10 9780486142968
Year 2012-07-12
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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DIVFor hunters, naturalists, scouts, nature lovers. Diagrams of tracks, tips on identification. /div

A Naturalist s Guide to the Snakes of Southeast Asia

A Naturalist s Guide to the Snakes of Southeast Asia Author Indraneil Das
ISBN-10 1906780706
Year 2012
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher John Beaufoy Pub
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____This easy-to-use identification guide to the 239 snake species most commonly seen in South-East Asia (covering Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. _High quality photographs from the regions's top nature photographers, some of species that have never before been published, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers snake topography, how to deal with snake bits and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the snakes of South-East Asia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2012 and its status in each country.