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Snakes

L. Lee Grismer

in Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2002 | ISBN: 9780520224179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925205 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520224179.003.0008
Snakes

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The snakes of Baja California and the Gulf of California consist of 22 genera and 55 species. This chapter discusses the identification, distribution, geographic variation, and natural history of the following snake fauna: Leptotyphylopidae (blind snakes), Boidae (boas and phytons), Colubridae (glossy snakes, rat snakes, sand snakes, shovel-nosed snakes, ringnecked snakes, kingsnakes, whipsnakes, leaf-nosed snakes, gopher snakes, long-nosed snakes, patched nose snakes, ground snakes, black-headed snakes, garter snakes, lyre snakes), Elapidae (coral snakes and sea snakes), and Viperidae (vipers and pit vipers).

Keywords: snakes; Leptotyphylopidae; Boidae; boas; phytons; Colubridae; Elapidae; Viperidae; vipers; pit vipers

Chapter.  56256 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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