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A Field Guide to the Snakes of Australia - Tie Eipper

A Field Guide to the Snakes of Australia

By: Tie Eipper, Scott Eipper

Hardcover | 1 September 2024

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A Field Guide to the Snakes of Australia is a fully comprehensive field guide to all 241 species and subspecies of snake found in Australia; covering file snakes, pythons, colubrids, natracids, elapids, marine elapids, homalopsids and blindsnakes. With photographs from the authors and other top nature photographers, each species is illustrated, some with multiple images, showing variation among each species.

The introduction covers snakes in the environment, snake bite prevention and first aid, habitats, glossary and identification diagrams. There is an introduction to each family and genus. There are keys to each family, genus species and subspecies for identification. The species descriptions include the common English name, the current scientific name and how to pronounce it, a distribution map, and details of etymology, appearance, range, ecology, disposition, danger level and the IUCN Red List Category. There is also a species checklist, a venom toxicity table and guidance on what to do if you encounter a stranded sea snake or if you find a snake at your home.

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