By: Allen E Greer
358 pages, Col photos, illus, tabs, maps
This book is organised along the same lines as the author's award-winning 1989 book The Biology and Evolution of Australian Lizards. The book's ten chapters consist of an introduction, a discussion placing snakes in the context of general lizard evolution, an extensive bibliography, and individual overviews of the ecology, behaviour and anatomy of the 8 major lineages of Australian snakes. |Blind snakes (Typhlopidae), pythons (Pythonidae), file snakes (Acrochordidae), `non-venomous' advanced terrestrial (Colubridae) and freshwater snakes (Homalopsiade), and venomous advanced snakes elapids (Elapidae), sea kraits (Laticaudidae) and sea snakes (Hydrophiidae).
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