Download Nature Guide: Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians by DK PDF


Even though reptiles and amphibians belong to 2 detailed taxonomic teams, they're often studied jointly: they generally tend to be present in an analogous locations, and techniques for locating and gathering them are frequently related. This publication is a complete catalog of cold-blooded creatures together with snakes, frogs, crocodiles, and lizards.

Show description

Read or Download Nature Guide: Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians PDF

Similar zoology books

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes (Organisms and Environments)

The Baja California peninsula is domestic to many sorts of existence discovered nowhere else on the earth. This, mixed with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the realm one of many final precise organic frontiers of North the United States. L. Lee Grismer is not just the main authority at the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but additionally a superb photographer.

World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation

Regardless of the devoted efforts of a lot of persons and organisations, the good apes—our closest dwelling relatives—are at the very fringe of extinction. This sweeping atlas presents a entire evaluation of what's at present recognized approximately all six species of significant apes—chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, japanese gorilla, and western lowland gorilla.

Ecophysiology of Desert Arthropods and Reptiles

Ecophysiology of desolate tract Arthropods and Reptiles begins with a brand new type of the world's deserts, established upon the kind of precipitation and the impression on their faunas of arthropods and reptiles. this can be by means of an account of microclimates and the avoidance of environmental extremes. while thermoregulation is essentially behavioural, responses to water scarcity are mostly physiological.

Natural Enemies: The Population Biology of Predators, Parasites and Diseases

This e-book is set disorder and loss of life. it's an ecologist's view of Darwin's brilliant evocation of Nature, crimson in the teeth and claw. a world crew of authors examines large styles within the inhabitants biology of normal enemies, and addresses basic questions on the function of ordinary enemies within the inhabitants dynamics and evolution in their prey.

Extra info for Nature Guide: Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians

Example text

A secretive species, it is rarely active in the day but may be seen crossing roads after dark. this agile python climbs well and also swims with ease. it usually feeds on relatively small mammals such as fruit bats, rats, and possums, and occasionally wallabies. after a large meal the snake may bask in the open to speed up its digestive process. this species often occurs near human dwellings, attracted by rats and other pests, but its presence often goes undetected. it is known as the scrub python in australia, where it is sometimes considered to be a separate species, M.

A non-venomous snake, this species kills its prey by constriction. it feeds mainly on small mammals and birds; juveniles also eat lizards and frogs. Females lay 8–15 eggs and coil around them; hatchlings emerge after about two months of incubation. this is a nervous snake that can rarely be tamed in captivity, always being unpredictable and likely to lunge and bite. 4 m) Egg-laying 8–15 Nocturnal k Not assessed SnakeS | Pythonidae Lustrous scales this snake gets its name from the iridescent, amethystlike sheen that overlays the dorsal pattern, which may be pale brown or yellowish brown.

It strikes at prey from this position, grasping the victim with its teeth before coiling itself around it. the species is popular among snake Juvenile coloration young tree pythons are enthusiasts and breeds readily bright sulfur-yellow or in captivity, although it has red with dark-edged white specialist requirements. spots on the back. 34 snakes | Pythonidae a giant the Burmese python is one of the six largest snakes on earth. it has a distinctive pattern of large brown blotches on a yellow or tan background.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 15 votes