Texas Snakes, 1st Edition

  • John E. Werler
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  • ISBN-10: 0292793316
  • ISBN-13: 9780292793316
  • DDC: 597.960976
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

From the legendary, fear-inspiring western diamond-backed rattlesnake to the tiny, harmless plains blind snake, Texas has a greater diversity of snake species than any other state in the country. This fully illustrated field guide to Texas snakes, written by two of the state's most respected herpetologists, gives you the most current and complete information to identify and understand all 110 species and subspecies. Texas Snakes: A Field Guide has all the resources you need to identify snakes in the wild and in your yard. Drawn from the authors' monumental, definitive Texas Snakes: Identification, Distribution, and Natural History, this field guide is your must-have source for identifying any snake you see in Texas.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Illustrations.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Checklist of Texas Snakes.
2: Key to the Species of Texas Snakes.
3: Organization of Species and Subspecies Accounts.
4: Species Accounts.
5: Blind Snakes: Family Leptotyphlopidae.
6: Plains Blind Snake.
7: New Mexico Blind Snake.
8: Trans-Pecos Blind Snake.
9: Colubrids: Family Colubridae.
10: Kansas Glossy Snake.
11: Texas Glossy Snake.
12: Painted Desert Glossy Snake.
13: Trans-Pecos Rat Snake.
14: Western Worm Snake.
15: Northern Scarlet Snake.
16: Texas Scarlet Snake.
17: Buttermilk Racer.
18: Tan Racer.
19: Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer.
20: Mexican Racer.
21: Southern Black Racer.
22: Black-Striped Snake.
23: Prairie Ring-Necked Snake.
24: Regal Ring-Necked Snake.
25: Mississippi Ring-Necked Snake.
26: Texas Indigo Snake.
27: Speckled Racer.
28: Baird’s Rat Snake.
29: Corn Snake.
30: Great Plains Rat Snake.
31: Southwestern Rat Snake.
32: Texas Rat Snake.
33: Western Mud Snake.
34: Mexican Hooknosed Snake.
35: Western Hook-Nosed Snake.
36: Plains Hog-Nosed Snake.
37: Dusty Hog-Nosed Snake.
38: Mexican Hog-Nosed Snake.
39: Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake.
40: Texas Night Snake.
41: Gray-Banded King Snake.
42: Prairie King Snake.
43: Speckled King Snake.
44: Desert King Snake.
45: Louisiana Milk Snake.
46: Mexican Milk Snake.
47: New Mexico Milk Snake.
48: Central Plains Milk Snake.
49: Northern Cat-Eyed Snake.
50: Western Smooth Green Snake.
51: Eastern Coachwhip.
52: Western Coachwhip.
53: Schott’s Whipsnake.
54: Ruthven’s Whipsnake.
55: Central Texas Whipsnake.
56: Gulf Salt Marsh Snake.
57: Mississippi Green Water Snake.
58: Yellow-Bellied Water Snake.
59: Blotched Water Snake.
60: Broad-Banded Water Snake.
61: Florida Water Snake.
62: Brazos Water Snake.
63: Concho Water Snake.
64: Diamond-Backed Water Snake.
65: Midland Water Snake.
66: Rough Green Snake.
67: Sonoran Gopher Snake.
68: Bull Snake.
69: Louisiana Pine Snake.
70: Graham’s Crayfish Snake.
71: Gulf Crayfish Snake.
72: Texas Long-Nosed Snake.
73: Big Bend Patch-Nosed Snake.
74: Mountain Patch-Nosed Snake.
75: Texas Patch-Nosed Snake.
76: Great Plains Ground Snake.
77: Taylor’s Ground Snake.
78: Marsh Brown Snake.
79: Texas Brown Snake.
80: Florida Red-Bellied Snake.
81: Mexican Black-Headed Snake.
82: Trans-Pecos Black-Headed Snake.
83: Flat-Headed Snake.
84: Southwestern Black-Headed Snake.
85: Plains Black-Headed Snake.
86: Western Black-Necked Garter Snake.
87: Eastern Black-Necked Garter Snake.
88: Checkered Garter Snake.
89: Western Ribbon Snake.
90: Arid Land Ribbon Snake.
91: Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake.
92: Red-Striped Ribbon Snake.
93: Western Plains Garter Snake.
94: Eastern Garter Snake.
95: Texas Garter Snake.
96: Red-Sided Garter Snake.
97: Texas Lyre Snake.
98: Lined Snake.
99: Rough Earth Snake.
100: Western Earth Snake.
101: Coral Snakes and Their Allies: Family Elapidae.
102: Texas Coral Snake.
103: Vipers: Family Viperidae.
104: Southern Copperhead.
105: Broad-Banded Copperhead.
106: Trans-Pecos Copperhead.
107: Western Cottonmouth.
108: Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake.
109: Canebrake Rattlesnake.
110: Mottled Rock Rattlesnake.
111: Banded Rock Rattlesnake.
112: Northern Black-Tailed Rattlesnake.
113: Mojave Rattlesnake.
114: Prairie Rattlesnake.
115: Desert Massasauga.
116: Western Massasauga.
117: Western Pygmy Rattlesnake.
Glossary.
References.
Index of Common Names.
Index of Scientific Names.