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Reptiles of victoria : a guide to identification and ecology / Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry
Bib ID 7833940
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Robertson, Peter, author
 
Description Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2019] 
©2019 
viii, 323 pages : maps, photographs ; 25 cm 
ISBN 9780643093935 (paperback)
9781486309993 (pdf)
9781486310005 (epub)
Summary

Victoria's reptile population is not often encountered by urban dwellers, with many species rare or threatened. You may have glimpsed a skink darting into the undergrowth, a snake slithering along a walking path or a blue-tongue lizard sunning itself near your garden shed. Yet the turtles, skinks, geckos, goannas, snakes and other reptiles that call Victoria home are fascinating and important members of the urban and rural ecosystems. This is the first publication to describe all reptiles known to occur within Victoria. It contains keys and illustrated descriptions to allow identification of all 123 native, introduced and vagrant reptile species and describes their biology and ecology, distributions and the habitats in which they live. It also indicates the level of risk that the venomous snakes pose to humans and includes a brief section on first aid for snake bites. Natural history enthusiasts, professional and amateur herpetologists will find this an essential guide.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-311) and index.

Also available via the World Wide Web.

Subjects Reptiles -- Victoria.  |  Reptiles -- Victoria -- Identification.  |  Wildlife: general interest.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Coventry, A. John, author
Copyright information © Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry 2019 

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