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Snakes of the Eastern United States (Paperback) (Whit Gibbons)
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More than sixty species of snakes are found in the eastern United States, the region of highest biodiversity of all reptiles and amphibians in North America. In this brand new guide, stunning photographs, colorful geographic range maps, and comprehensive written accounts provide essential information about each species—including detailed identification characteristics, general ecology and behavior, and conservation status. Carefully researched and written by two expert herpetologists, the guide is directed toward a general audience interested in natural history.
Additional information supports the already fact-filled snake species profiles. A chapter on urban and suburban snake ecology focuses on species most commonly found in some of the country’s largest cities and residential settings. A chapter on snake conservation includes information on threats faced by native species in many regions of the eastern United States. Another chapter provides the latest updates on the status of invasive species of pythons and boa constrictors that have now become naturalized permanent residents in certain areas of the country. This is the most accessible and informative guide to snakes of the eastern United States available anywhere.
Features:-More than 385 stunning color photographs-Colorful geographic range maps-Species accounts that cover identification, general ecology and behavior, and conservation status-Extra information on snakes in urban and suburban areas-Strong conservation message, with a focus on environmental threats to native species-Coverage of invasive snakes