The garter snakes : evolution and ecology / by Douglas A. Rossman, Neil B. Ford, and Richard A. Seigel.Material type: TextSeries: Animal natural history series: v. 2.Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1996Description: xx, 332 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cmISBN: 0806128208 (alk. paper); 9780806128207 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Garter snakesDDC classification: 597.96 LOC classification: QL666.O636 | R67 1996
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-325) and index.
Introduction / Douglas A. Rossman, Neil B. Ford and Richard A. Seigel -- Ch. 1. Taxonomy and Relationships of Garter Snakes / Douglas A. Rossman -- Ch. 2. Chronological Lists of the New Genus, Species, and Subspecies Names Proposed for Garter Snakes / Douglas A. Rossman -- Ch. 3. Key to the Species and Subspecies of Thamnophis / Douglas A. Rossman -- Ch. 4. Ecology and Conservation of Garter Snakes: Masters of Plasticity / Richard A. Seigel -- Ch. 5. Behavior of Garter Snakes / Neil B. Ford -- Ch. 6. Care in Captivity / Neil B. Ford.
The Garter Snakes: Evolution and Ecology is the first comprehensive review of the genus Thamnophis in nearly ninety years. The book includes color plates of all species (many never previously figured in color); extensive discussion of ecology, behavior, and captive care; and a modern key to all species - as well as species-by-species summaries of the systematics and natural history of the thirty different garter snakes now recognized. Of particular interest are the.
descriptions of lesser-known species in Mexico. Because interest in reptiles has grown dramatically in recent years, this comprehensive guide is designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible - to both the professional herpetologist interested in the biology of Thamnophis and the hobbyist who wants to know more about these diverse and widespread snakes, both in the home aquarium and in the wild. This up-to-date, appealing book, written by the world's leading.
authorities, will be extremely useful not only to herpetologists but also to conservationists, ecologists, pet owners, and other readers generally interested in natural history.