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A Monograph of the Sea Snakes

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By: Major F Wall(Author)

114 pages, 4 plates with b/w photos; 65 b/w line drawings, tables

Nature Books India

Paperback | Jan 2013 | #218378 | ISBN-13: 9789382258094
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About this book

Language: English

A reprint of the original 1909 monograph on 35 species of sea snake found in the Indian Ocean. It features reproductions of the original illustrations, but the type has been completely re-set.


A brief note on sea snakes
Key to the genera

1. Platurus schistorhynchus (Gunther)
2. Platurus laticaudatus (Linnaeus)
3. Platurus colubrinus (Schneider)

Emydocephalus: Key to the species of emydocephalus
4. Emydocephalus ijimae (Stejneger)
5. Emydocephalus annulatus (Krefft)

Aipysurus: Key to the species of Aipysurus
6. Aipysurus eydouxii (Gray)
7. Alpysurus australis (Sauvage)
8. Aipysurus laevis (Lacepede)
9. Hydrelaps darwiniensis (Boulenger)
10. Emhydrina valakadyn (Boie)

Distira: key to the genus distira: Synopsis of specific characters in the genus Distira
11. Distira gracilis (Shaw)
12. Distira cantoris (Gunther)
13. Distira obscura (Daudin)
14. Distira fasciata (Schneider)
15. Distira neglecta (Wall)
16. Distira mamillaris (Boulenger, nee Daudin)
17. Distira spiralis (Shaw)
18. Distira cyanocincta (Daudin)
19. Distira nigrocincta (Daudiu, nee Jan, nee Cantor)
20. Distira lapemoides (Gray)
21. Distira bitulberculata (Peters)
22. Distira torquata (Gunther)
23. Distira caerulescens (Shaw)
24. Distira ornnta (Gray)
25. Distira ocellata (Gray)
26. Distira major (Shaw)
27. Distira viperina (Schmidt)
28. Distira jerdoni (Gray). Acalyptus
29. Acalyptus peroni (Dumeril et Bibron)

30. Thalassophis anomalus (Schmidt)
31. Thalassophis? annandalei (Laidlaw)

Key to the species of Enhydris
32. Enhyris curtus (Shaw)
33. Enhydris hardwickii (Gray)

34. Hydrus platurus (Linnaeus)

35. Astrotia stokesi (Gray)

Selected bibliography

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