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Anfíbios e Répteis: Introdução ao Estudo da Herpetofauna Brasileira [Amphibians and Reptiles: Introduction to the Study of Brazilian Herpetofauna]

By: Paulo Sérgio Bernarde(Author)
320 pages, 280 colour photos
Publisher: Anolis Books
Anfíbios e Répteis: Introdução ao Estudo da Herpetofauna Brasileira [Amphibians and Reptiles: Introduction to the Study of Brazilian Herpetofauna]
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  • Anfíbios e Répteis: Introdução ao Estudo da Herpetofauna Brasileira [Amphibians and Reptiles: Introduction to the Study of Brazilian Herpetofauna] ISBN: 9788565622004 Paperback Jan 2012 Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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Language: Portuguese

Brazil has a rich herpetofauna, with 941 species of amphibians and 732 species of reptiles recorded. In view of this wealth, it is fundamental to study and better know this diversity, and this book seeks to fulfill that aim. Filled with illustrations, presenting 280 colour photographs representing various species of Brazilian herpetofauna, the book also contains a very rich bibliographical survey of these animals, with over 1500 publications cited. Among the topics covered are: importance and conservation of herpetofauna, classification and distribution of amphibian and reptile families in Brazil, with references to works on taxonomy and phylogeny of genera, and help with species identification (key references and guides for groups in each region of the country), sampling and collecting methods, ecology of anuran amphibians, lizards and snakes, addressing of various aspects of the life of these animals, such as occurrence in habitats, feeding, period of activity, reproduction, predators and mechanisms of defense. It also deals with field care and conducts, with safety tips for accident prevention, ophidism, dealing with the action of snake venom, symptoms in the victims, epidemiological aspects, prevention and first aid, and also legends and beliefs, dealing with the human imagination around amphibians and reptiles.

Summary in Portugese:
O Brasil apresenta uma rica herpetofauna, com 941 espécies de anfíbios e 732 de répteis registradas. Em vista dessa riqueza, é fundamental estudar e conhecer melhor essa diversidade, e este livro procura fornecer os subsídios para tal. Repleto de ilustrações, apresentando 280 fotografias coloridas que representam várias espécies da herpetofauna brasileira, o livro contém também um riquíssimo levantamento bibliográfico sobre esses animais, perfazendo mais de 1500 publicações citadas. Entre os temas abordados estão: a importância e a conservação da herpetofauna, a classificação e distribuição das famílias de anfíbios e répteis pelo Brasil, com referências de trabalhos sobre taxonomia e filogenia para os gêneros, apoio para a identificação das espécies (referências de chaves e guias para os grupos em cada região do país), métodos de amostragem e coleta, e ecologia de anfíbios anuros, lagartos e serpentes, abordando vários aspectos da vida desses animais, como ocorrência nos hábitats, alimentação, período de atividade, reprodução, predadores e mecanismos de defesa. Também aborda cuidados e condutas em campo, com dicas de segurança para prevenção de acidentes, ofidismo, tratando da ação do veneno das serpentes, sintomas nas vítimas, aspectos epidemiológicos, prevenção e primeiros socorros, e ainda lendas e crendices, relatando o imaginário humano acerca destes.

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By: Paulo Sérgio Bernarde(Author)
320 pages, 280 colour photos
Publisher: Anolis Books
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