The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago

Overview

Scientific fact meets island folklore as Hans E. A. Boos presents more than sixty species of snakes found in the twin-island independent Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The culmination of thirty years of collecting and observing the snakes of these islands, The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago engagingly informs readers about these often feared and misunderstood creatures.
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Overview

Scientific fact meets island folklore as Hans E. A. Boos presents more than sixty species of snakes found in the twin-island independent Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The culmination of thirty years of collecting and observing the snakes of these islands, The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago engagingly informs readers about these often feared and misunderstood creatures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585441167
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans E. A. Boos is former curator of the Emperor Valley Zoo, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and is currently with Bushmaster Treks and Tours. He has published numerous articles on island fauna and has lectured and consulted on wildlife issues. Boos is a member of the Field Naturalists' Club of Trinidad and Tobago, the Society of the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, and the Societas Europaea Herpetologica.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction 3
Taxonomy and Species Accounts 35
Family: Leptotyphlopidae - Thread Snakes 38
Family: Typhlopidae - Blind Snakes 41
Family: Aniliidae - Pipe Snakes 46
Family: Boidae - Boas and Pythons 49
Family: Colubridae - Harmless Snakes 84
Subfamily: Xenodontinae 85
Subfamily: Dipsadinae 110
Subfamily: Colubrinae 119
Family: Elapidae - Coral Snakes, Cobras, Mambas 143
Family: Viperidae - Pit Vipers (Mapepires) 154
Snakebite: Antidotes and Anecdotes 179
App. 1 The Belgian Black Stone 221
App. 2 Identifying Large, Diurnal, Mostly Black Snakes in Trinidad and Tobago 223
Glossary 225
References 229
Index 259
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