Snakes of the World : A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species

By: Wallach, Van ; Kenneth L. Williams & Jeff Boundy

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(2014), softback edition 2017. 26cm. Pp.1237. Softbound.

Snakes of the World : A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species—the first catalogue of its kind—covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302 species that are dubious or invalid, resulting in recognition of 705 genera and 4,085 species.

Features :

Alphabetical listings by genus and species

Individual accounts for each genus and species

Detailed data on type specimens and type localities

All subspecies, synonyms, and proposed snake names

Distribution of species by country, province, and elevation

Distribution of fossils by country and geological periods

Major taxonomic references for each genus and species

Appendix with major references for each country

Complete bibliography of all references cited in text and appendix

Index of 12,500 primary snake names

The data on type specimens includes museum and catalog number, length and sex, and collector and date. The listed type localities include restrictions and corrections. The bibliography (running to about 400 pages) provides complete citations of all references cited in the text and appendix, and taxonomic comments are given in the remarks sections.

Title: Snakes of the World : A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species

Author: Wallach, Van ; Kenneth L. Williams & Jeff Boundy

Categories: Recently Published Herpetology,

ISBN: 1482208474

ISBN 13: 9781482208474

Condition: New

Inventory number: 979680

Keywords: 9781482208474. Snakes of the World : A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species