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The venomous reptiles of the Western Hemisphere

Author: Jonathan A Campbell; William W Lamar; Edmund D Brodie
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, 2004.
Series: Comstock books in herpetology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, Volumes I and II is an essential reference for all naturalists interested in herpetology-amateurs impressed by the beauty and complexity of venomous  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan A Campbell; William W Lamar; Edmund D Brodie
ISBN: 0801441412 9780801441417
OCLC Number: 192288368
Awards: Winner of A 2004 Library Journal's "Best Reference Sources".
Description: 2 volumes, plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 32 cm
Contents: v. 1. --
Introduction --
[Part 1.] Regional accounts and keys to venomous reptiles --
Canada and the United States --
Mexico and Central America --
The Caribbean Islands --
South America --
[Part 2.] Taxon accounts --
Venemous lizards, Family Helodermatidae --
Gila Monster and Beaded Lizard, Genus Heloderma --
Coralsnakes and Seasnakes, Family Elapidae --
Coralsnakes --
Slender Coralsnakes, Genus Leptomicrurus --
Sonoran Coralsnake, Genus Micruroides --
Coralsnakes, Genus Micrurus --
The Monadal Group --
The Central American Triad-Bearing Group --
The Bicolored Group --
The South American Triad-Bearing Group --
Seasnakes --
Yellow-Bellied Seasnake, Genus Pelamis --
Pitvipers, Family Viperidae --
Cantils, Copperhead, and Cottonmouth, Genus Agkistrodon --
Jumping Pit Vipers, Genus Atropoides --
Palm-Pitvipers, Genus Bothriechis --
Forest-Pitvipers, Genus Bothriopsis --
Toadheaded Pitvipers, Genus Bothrocophias --
Lanceheads, Genus Bothrops --
Montane Pitvipers, Genus Cerrophidion --
Bushmasters, Genus Lachesis --
Mexican Horned Pitvipers, Genus Ophryacus --
Hognosed Pitvipers, Genus Porthidium --
v. 2. --
Pitvipers, Family Viperidae --
Rattlesnakes --
Rattlesnakes, Genus Crotalus --
Massasauga and Pygmy Rattlesnakes, Genus Sistrurus --
Venomous snake mimicry --
The evolution of New World venomous snakes --
Venom poisoning by North American reptiles --
Snakebites in Central and South America: epidemiology, clinical features, and clinical management.
Series Title: Comstock books in herpetology.
Responsibility: Jonathan A. Campbell, William W. Lamar, with contributions by Edmund D. Brodie III [and others].


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