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Field Guides & Natural History  Reptiles & Amphibians  Reptiles

Serpentes da Caatinga: Guia Ilustrado [Snakes of Caatinga: Illustrated Guide]

Field / Identification Guide
240 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Ponto A
Serpentes da Caatinga: Guia Ilustrado [Snakes of Caatinga: Illustrated Guide]
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Language: Portuguese

The book Serpentes da Caatinga: Guia Ilustrado presents a total of 113 species of snakes from the Caatinga, northeastern Brazil on 152 illustrated pages. Ontogenetic variations and polymorphisms in the colouring pattern of certain species are illustrated. For each snake information is given on morphology (size, mass and dentition), habitat use (hours of activity and substrate), eating habits (main items), reproductive mode (oviparous or viviparous), defensive tactics and whether it poses a risk of serious poisoning to humans. Species of snakes are grouped by colouration in order, which should facilitate identification when the reader encounters them. Before the section with identification plates, there is an introductory text about the Caatinga and about snakes, which characterizes and summarizes the main aspects of the natural history of these animals. The guide also includes sections about other serpentine vertebrates and other reptiles that can be found in the Caatinga. At the end of the guide, there are taxonomic comments on some of the species. Finally, there is a list of all the snakes recorded for the Caatinga to date, indicating which ones are endemic, complemented by information about the vegetal physiognomy used by each species.

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O livro Serpentes da Caatinga: Guia Ilustrado apresenta por meio de 152 pranchas com fotografias coloridas um total de 113 espécies de serpentes da Caatinga. São ilustradas as variações ontogenéticas e polimorfismos no padrão de coloração de determinadas espécies. Para cada serpente apresentada são fornecidas informações sobre a morfologia (tamanho, massa e dentição), o uso de hábitat (horário de atividade e substrato), os hábitos alimentares (principais itens), o modo reprodutivo (ovípara ou vivípara), as táticas defensivas e se a mesma oferece risco de envenenamento grave ao ser humano. As espécies de serpentes estão agrupadas por colora- ção, a fim de facilitar o seu encontro pelo leitor. Antes das pranchas de identificação há um texto introdutório sobre a Caatinga e sobre serpentes, que caracteriza e sumariza os principais aspectos de história natural desses animais. O guia ainda inclui textos sobre outros vertebrados serpentiformes e sobre outros répteis que podem ser encontrados na Caatinga. Ao final do guia, há comentários taxonô- micos sobre algumas das espécies. Por fim, há uma lista de todas as serpentes registradas para a Caatinga até o momento, e quais delas são endêmicas, complementada por informações sobre a fisionomia vegetal utilizada por cada espécie.

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Field / Identification Guide
240 pages, colour photos
Publisher: Ponto A
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