Anfíbios e Répteis - Introdução ao Estudo da Herpetofauna
18 x 25 cm.
280 color photographs.
has a rich herpetofauna, with 941 species of
amphibians and 732 reptiles recorded. In view of this richness, it is
essential to study and better understand this diversity, and this book
seeks to provide subsidies for such. Filled with illustrations, featuring
280 color photographs that represent several Brazilian species of
herpetofauna, the book also contains a rich literature on these animals,
comprising more than 1500 publications cited. Among the topics covered
are: the importance and conservation of herpetofauna, classification and
distribution of families of amphibians and reptiles in Brazil, with
reference works on the taxonomy and phylogeny for the genus, support for
species identification (bibliographic references of keys and guides for
groups in every region of the country), methods of sampling and collection,
and ecology of amphibians, lizards and snakes, addressing various aspects
of life of these animals, as occurring in the habitat, diet, activity
period, reproduction, predators and mechanisms defense. Also covers care
and conduct in the field with safety tips for preventing accidents,
snakebite, dealing with the action of the poison of snakes, the victims
symptoms, epidemiology, prevention and first aid, and even legends and
superstitions, reporting on the human imagination these animals.