Snakes of Italy

Herpetological Treatise on the Biology and Iconography of Italian Ophidians

  • Gabriele¬†Achille

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences book series (BRIEFSANIMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 9-13
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    Pages 14-28
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    Pages 48-60
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About this book


This book offers a comprehensive review of the biology of snakes, focusing on Italian species. The snakes of Italy belong to the two families Colubridae and Viperidae, and for each species the systematic classification and chorology including distribution maps are presented. Furthermore, readers will learn how to carry out field studies, how to handle snakes and how to photograph them. The book concludes with a chapter on the iconography of historical Italian snakes and their importance in popular science, and one on myths and legends. This SpringerBriefs volume will appeal to herpetologists and technical staff. The section on iconography may also be of interest to museum staff.


Chorology of snakes Colubridae Colubrids Field herping Herpetology Iconography of snakes Reptiles Snake classification Snake photos Snake species Venomous snakes Viperidae Viperids

Authors and affiliations

  • Gabriele¬†Achille
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ecology and BotanyUniversity of CamerinoCamerinoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14105-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14106-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-7504
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-7512
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