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Snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

A Photographic Guide

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Originalt publisert på fransk. Denne er helt oppdatert og er en omfattende fotografisk feltguide til slangene i Europa, Nord-Afrika og Midt-Østen. Rikst illustrert med 387 fargefoto og dekker alle 122 slangearter som finnes i regionene.
Varenummer840040
Forlag/produsentGernot Vogel
ForfatterTerralog
Utgivelsesår2018-03
Antall sider379
Fotos - illustrasjoner387 fargefoto, s/h ill, 122 farge utbredelseskart
InnbindingPaperback
ISBN9780691172392
Språkengelsk


Originally published in French, this is a fully up-to-date and comprehensive photographic field guide to the snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Lavishly illustrated with 387 colour photographs, it includes coverage of all 122 snake species found in these regions.

The guide's detailed introduction discusses snake anatomy, biology, habitats and taxonomy. It also explores the health of snakes in captivity and conservation measures, and provides a succinct explanation of the chemical composition, physical effects and cultural uses of snake venom. Species accounts are arranged taxonomically and provide identification features, a description of the species' habitat and behavior and information about whether a snake is venomous. Abundant distribution maps describe each species' geographic variation and usual habitats. Clear photos aid identification and are supplemented with illustrations highlighting key anatomical features. A table of all species, country by country, is included at the back of Snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The first dedicated field guide on snakes to appear in many years, Snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East will be indispensable for anyone interested in learning more about these unique reptiles.

Foreword 5
Overview of Snakes 7
Snakes’ Venom 25
Where Do Snakes Live? 31
Snakes’ Enemies 33
Conservation Measures 34
Snakes in Captivity 35
The Species 37
Snake Classification 38
The Snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East 43
Families Typhlopidae (blind snakes) and Leptotyphlopidae
(slender blind snakes) 44
Family Boidae (boas) 56
Families Colubridae and Lamprophiidae (colubrid snakes) 66
Family Colubridae 67
Sub-family Colubrinae (terrestrial and arboreal colubrids) 69
Sub-family Natricinae (semi-aquatic colubrids) 207
Family Lamprophiidae 224
Sub-family Lamprophiinae (house colubrids) 225
Sub-family Psammophiinae
(Montpellier snakes and allies) 227
Family Elapidae (cobras and sea snakes) 252
Family Viperidae (vipers) 264
Sub-family Viperinae (true vipers) 265
Sub-family Crotalinae (pit vipers) 362
List of Snakes of the Western Palaearctic 366
Recommended References 372
Index of English Names 375
Index of Scientific Names 377
List of Photographers 379



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