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The encyclopedia of snakes

by Christopher Mattison

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Published by Facts on File in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Snakes.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [248]-249) and index.

    StatementChris Mattison.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL666.O6 E53 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination256 p. :
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1271280M
    ISBN 100816030723
    LC Control Number95002501

      Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The encyclopedia of snakes by Christopher Mattison, , Facts on File edition, in EnglishCited by: Encyclopedia Britannica, Rich content and beautiful photos examine the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of snakes.

    Garter snake, (genus Thamnophis), any of more than a dozen species of nonvenomous snakes having a striped pattern suggesting a garter: typically, one or three longitudinal yellow to red stripes, between which are checkered blotches. Forms in which the stripes are obscure or lacking are often called grass snakes. Authorities differ as to the number of species, since garter . Book review in French-The book of snakes. A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, par Mark O'Shea, Ivy Press, London, United Kingdom. : Mark O'shea.

    Evolution. Snakes are thought to have evolved from earliest snake fossils are from the Lower Cretaceous. A wide range of snakes appeared during the Paleocene period (c 66 to 56 million years ago).. Not a clade. The Squamata are definitely a monophyletic group: it is a sister group to the by their fossil record, the squamates were present in the Class: Reptilia. Kentucky Snakes Introduction Snakes are one of the most interesting groups of animals in Kentucky. They range in size from the tiny 7-inch worm snake to the impressive 6-foot black rat snake. Some like the slender green snake are masters of camouflage while others like the scar-let kingsnake display themselves with brilliant colors. Not only.


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