Bill Branch"s field guide to the snakes and other reptiles of southern Africa. by Bill Branch

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Published by R. Curtis Books in Sanibel Island, Fla., USA .

Written in English

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  • Africa, Southern

Subjects:

  • Reptiles -- Africa, Southern -- Identification.,
  • Snakes -- Africa, Southern -- Identification.

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Other titlesField guide to the snakes and other reptiles of southern Africa.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL662.A356 B73 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination328 p. :
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2067483M
ISBN 100883590239
LC Control Number88071278

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This title is intended as a companion volume to 'A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa'. Southern Africa is home to a remarkably diverse and rich reptile fauna.

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Southern Africa is home to a diverse reptile fauna of more than species. Of these, nearly 70% are endemic to the region, being found nowhere else. This compact guide features of the more colourful and conspicuous species, as well as those unique to or endangered in the region.

This up-to-date guide makes an ideal travelling companion on trips. This detailed and comprehensive guide to the snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behaviour. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and sub-species.

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Click here. Use this Order Form. Books on Reptiles authored by Johan Marais: See book covers below. Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa as well as Slange en Slanbyt in Suider Afrika. Drawing on the latest scientific research, the authors introduce the book with a discussion of reptile identification, diversity, biology, distribution patterns, and where to find and observe them, as well as unraveling the facts and fallacies of n in a lively and accessible way, the subsequent chapters offer insight into: Identification to group level, with an inclusive.

Southern Africa is home to a remarkably diverse and rich reptile fauna. A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa introduces the species currently described in the region, arranged into three main groups - snakes and lizards, crocodiles, and shelled reptiles.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON REPTILES. The following are recommended reference books on southern African reptiles, suitable for general use, and currently available at most book shops: Branch W.R. Field guide to snakes and other reptiles of southern Africa.

Struik, Cape Town. Marais J. A complete guide to the snakes of southern Africa. Description. Southern Africa is home to a remarkably diverse and rich reptile fauna.

A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa present the species currently described in the region, in three main groups – snakes and lizards; crocodiles; and shelled reptiles. Based on the latest scientific research, the introduction covers reptile identification, diversity, biology, distribution patterns.

Drawing on the latest scientific research, the authors introduce the book with a discussion of reptile identification, diversity, biology, distribution patterns, and where to find and observe them, as well as unraveling the facts and fallacies of snakebites.

Written in a lively and accessible way, the subsequent chapters offer insight into: Identification to group level, with. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa. Johan Marais. Southern Book Publishers, - Snakes - pages. 0 Reviews.

From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. Other editions - View all. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa Johan Marais No preview available - Common terms and phrases.

A First Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the reptiles of the region. Through full-colour photographs and distribution maps, and easy-to-read text, the young adult and budding naturalist will be able to identify the more common species found in southern Africa, discover where they live.

Everyone's Guide To Snakes Of Southern Africa: Includes Other Reptiles And Amphibians Author Branch, Bill Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Very Good Jacket condition No Jacket Quantity available 1 Edition 1st Edition Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Central News Agency Date published Book Edition: 1st Edition.

This detailed and comprehensive guide to the snakes indigenous to southern Africa covers all essential aspects of snake biology and behavior. Now in its second edition, A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded to include at least 11 newly discovered and 30 re-classified species and : Penguin Random House South Africa.

General information about snakes and snake species found in Southern Africa. In the process of evolution snakes have acquired an impressive number of vertebrae, in some species exceedingand an equally impressive number of ribs.

The body surface of snakes is covered in closely fitting scales that form a complete skin. It can be confused with other sand snakes, whip snakes and grass snakes (Psammophis spp,) or with the Striped Skaapsteker (Psammophylax tritaeniatus).

Geographical distribution It occurs in southern Angola and northern Namibia, and ranges east through Botswana to southern Zambia, Zimbabwe, western Mozambique, the northeastern provinces.

A Starter's Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa; Johan Marais: A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa Last edited by aat on Mon am, edited 2 times in total. My Tuskers of Africa site with all named Tuskers of Kruger. Pages in category "Reptiles of Southern Africa" The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes (). Reptile Atlas a first for southern Africa towards reptiles in general, and snakes in particular.

There is no doubt people are becoming concept is now also being used for other atlases,". Types of Venomous Snakes in Southern Africa.

by Carolynne Higgins April 9, Silently they sliver through the bushveld, disappearing without a trace and reappearing when you least expect it – this is the underground world of the serpent. Snakes are probably the misunderstood species within the safari world and irrationally feared by many.

The African rock python (Python sebae) is a large, non-venomous snake of sub-Saharan is one of 11 living species in the genus has two subspecies; one is found in Central and Western Africa, with the other in Southern Africa.

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A guide to the reptiles of Southern Africa. Bill Branch, Southern African snakes and other reptiles, Struik Publishers, Bill Branch, Photographic fieldguide: Snakes and other reptiles of Southern Africa, Struik, Tracey Hawthorne, Snakes and other reptiles of Southern Africa, Struik New Holland Publishing,   It took seven editors and 26 authors nine years to compile the first ever Reptile Atlas for all reptiles found in the southern tip of Africa.

This. In terms of the number of mammal, bird, reptile and amphibian species which are endemic (occur in South Africa and nowhere else on earth!), South Africa is the 24th-richest country in the world and the fifth-richest in Africa.

The fearsome Nile crocodile - Crocodylus niloticus - is most probably the most well known of South Africa's reptiles. Snakes and Reptiles of Southern Africa Snakes and Reptiles of Southern Africa FORMAT: Paperback / View other formats and editions.

CUSTOMER RATING: View Ratings. ESTIMATED DELIVERY: Approx. 48 Working Hours. Add to cart. About the Book Contributors: Published by: Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd EAN: This comprehensive guide covers all snakes indigenous to southern Africa. Species accounts detail behaviour, ID, reproduction and snake venoms, with full-colour photographs.

Simple icons give essential information at a glance, and 'look out for' boxes make for quick ID in the field. Adults are thick and heavy bodied snakes which rarely exceed 1 m in maximum head-body length in this region.

In East Africa specimens as large as 1,7m have been recorded. The head is large, flattened, and triangular in shape, has large nostrils pointing vertically upwards and is covered with small, keeled, overlapping scales.

The basicFile Size: KB. The richness of southern Africa’s herpetofauna is best illustrated in comparison to the Congo, the second largest country in Africa and almost equal in size to the southern African subcontinent.

The Congo has a rich herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) of species. However, only of these are reptiles, and only 95 are lizards.The affinities of African burrowing snakes with other snakes also remain obscure.

Field Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. South Africa, Spawls, Stephen, and Bill Branch. The Dangerous Snakes of Africa: Natural History, Species Directory, Venoms, and .When first published inSnakes of Southern Africa represented practically a lifetime of work by South Africa's great authority on herpetology, the late Dr.

Vivian F.M. Fitzsimons. Dr. Donald ey, who assisted with the preparation of the original work, revised and updated the entire book into include line drawings illustrating details of head scaling, 92 photographs.

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