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The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America.

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The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America.

by Campbell, J. A. & W. W. Lamar:

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Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989. . 1st edn. 4to pp. xii + 1-425. Cloth, 568 text figs (inc. 504 colour photos, 2 b/w photos, 62 line illustrations & 109 distribution maps), 6 full page colour physiographic & vegetation maps, 34 tables, identification keys, glossary, together with an extensive bibliography containing over 1200 references. Light thumbing to closed edges, upper corner crease to Pp. 281-286 (approximately 2.5cm x 8cm but not affecting photos), otherwise in VG condition with no inscriptions in a good (complete but scuffed and edge worn/creased) d/w. (The first book to provide a comprehensive coverage of the dangerously venomous reptiles known to inhabit Latin America, treating a total of 145 species of snake and 2 species of lizard. The introduction includes three sections by two physicians, the first on medical aspects of snakebite, describing prevention, field treatment and medical management, the second an annotated bibliography of snakebite in Latin America, and the third a guide to producers of antivenoms for venomous snakes in Latin America. Regional accounts are provided for each country possessing venomous reptiles, from Mexico south through Argentina. These accounts includes descriptions of the physiography, climate and vegetation, as well as identification keys and tables showing species distribution within each country. The majority of the book is devoted to detailed descriptions of the venomous reptiles. The species accounts for each genus begin with a summary of the salient characters of the genus. Next individual species are described. Included are local names, overall distribution, habitats, features of colour and scutellation, similar species and pertinent references. Also included are sections on mimicry, mildly venomous species, false coral snakes and pitvipers. Scarce. *Please note this is a heavy book and additional postage/shipping charges will apply*). .


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The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America.
Campbell, J. A. & W. W. Lamar:
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Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989.
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