Snakes, Lizards and Frogs of the Victorian Mallee

Snakes, Lizards and Frogs of the Victorian Mallee

by Michael Swan, Simon Watharow

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Overview

The Victorian Mallee region encompasses the Little Desert, the Big Desert, the Sunset Country and the Hattah-Kulkyne. Each area is unique and with different topography, vegetation and fauna. The region experiences consistently higher temperatures, lower rainfall and contains a greater diversity of reptiles than any other part of the state. Snakes, Lizards and Frogs of the Victorian Mallee represents the first comprehensive publication on the herpetofauna of the region. It covers 56 species that inhabit the area as well as a further 24 species occurring in fringe riverine and woodland systems. The reader is able to identify species by means of a photograph supported by a distribution map, a diagnostic features key and descriptive species accounts. The book includes a discussion of venomous snakes, information on first aid for snakebites, and hints for snake prevention around the house.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780643099579
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Publication date: 08/10/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 104
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Simon Watharow has been a professional herpetologist for 15 years and has written more than 20 research papers on reptiles. He has travelled extensively around Australia working with snakes and other reptiles and has lectured on methods of snake control and public safety to government rangers, wildlife rescue groups and community groups.

He is well known for his training programs on snake awareness and reptile control, and has appeared regularly on television and in print media.

Michael Swan

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