Snakes of Italy: Herpetological Treatise on the Biology and Iconography of Italian Ophidians

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Springer, 20. 1. 2015 - Počet stran: 180

This book offers a comprehensive review of the biology of snakes, focusing on Italian species. The snakes of Italy belong to the two families Colubridae and Viperidae, and for each species the systematic classification and chorology including distribution maps are presented. Furthermore, readers will learn how to carry out field studies, how to handle snakes and how to photograph them. The book concludes with a chapter on the iconography of historical Italian snakes and their importance in popular science, and one on myths and legends. This SpringerBriefs volume will appeal to herpetologists and technical staff. The section on iconography may also be of interest to museum staff.

 

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1 Introduction
1
2 Reptiles
9
3 Biology and Origin of Snakes
14
4 The Venom
29
5 Feeding
36
6 Conservation and Protection
39
7 Field Studies
48
8 How to Handle Snakes
61
9 How to Photograph Snakes
64
10 Determination
68
11 Information Sheets
74
12 The Habitat of Italian Snakes
138
13 Iconography of Italian Snakes
148
14 Myths and Legends About Italian Snakes
173
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