Snakes, Lizards and Frogs of the Victorian Mallee

eBook - August 2005 - eRetailers

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A comprehensive guide to the reptiles and amphibians that live in the unique Mallee habitat.

The Victorian Mallee region encompasses the Little Desert, the Big Desert, the Sunset Country and the Hattah-Kulkyne. Each area is unique and with different topography, vegetation and fauna. The region experiences consistently higher temperatures, lower rainfall and contains a greater diversity of reptiles than any other part of the state. + Full description

Snakes, Lizards and Frogs of the Victorian Mallee represents the first comprehensive publication on the herpetofauna of the region. It covers 56 species that inhabit the area as well as a further 24 species occurring in fringe riverine and woodland systems. The reader is able to identify species by means of a photograph supported by a distribution map, a diagnostic features key and descriptive species accounts.

The book includes a discussion of venomous snakes, information on first aid for snakebites, and hints for snake prevention around the house.

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Reviews

"A must read for any person interested in reptiles or frogs, as well as an excellent easy to follow guide for those with an interest in the natural history of the Victorian Mallee. It is excellent value for the price."
Gerry Swan, Australian Zoologist, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2006

"This is an attractive book… that will appeal to herpetologists and anyone wanting to enrich their natural history experience when enjoying this beautiful part of Victoria."
Nick Clemann (The Victorian Naturalist, February 2006)

Details

ePDF | ISBN: 9780643093119
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
August 2005 | Available from eRetailers ePUB | ISBN: 9780643099579
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
August 2005 | Available from eRetailers

Features

  • Includes an overview of Mallee history and ecology
  • Allows easy identification of 56 species
  • Includes colour photograph and distribution map for each species
  • Includes section on first aid for snake bites

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction to the Victorian Mallee
Species accounts
Southern Frogs
Geckos
Flap-footed Lizards
Skinks
Dragons
Monitor Lizards
Blind Snakes
Venomous Land Snakes
Victorian Mallee fringe-dwellers
Checklist of species
Victorian flora and fauna and conservation categories
Surveying Mallee frogs and reptiles
Glossary
References and further information
Snakebite
Snake prevention around the house
Index