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Reptiles of Victoria : a guide to identification and ecology

Robertson, Peter2019
Victoria's reptile population is not often encountered by urban dwellers, with many species rare or threatened. You may have glimpsed a skink darting into the undergrowth, a snake slithering along a walking path or a blue-tongue lizard sunning itself near your garden shed. Yet the turtles, skinks, geckos, goannas, snakes and other reptiles that call Victoria home are fascinating and important members of the urban and rural ecosystems. This is the first publication to describe all reptiles known to occur within Victoria. It contains keys and illustrated descriptions to allow identification of all 123 native, introduced and vagrant reptile species and describes their biology and ecology, distributions and the habitats in which they live. It also indicates the level of risk that the venomous snakes pose to humans and includes a brief section on first aid for snake bites. Natural history enthusiasts, professional and amateur herpetologists will find this an essential guide.
Main title:
Reptiles of Victoria : a guide to identification and ecology / Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry.
Clayton, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, 2019.
viii, 323 pages : maps, photographs ; 25 cm.
Includes glossary.Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Animals597.909945 ROBAvailable
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