A Field Guide to Reptiles of the Australian High Country
"This book introduces reptiles as an intriguing group of animals and provides a comprehensive treatment of the species which inhabit the south-eastern highlands of the Australian mainland. This region, almost entirely bounded by the 500-metre contour, extends from near Goulburn in New South Wales to just east of Melbourne in Victoria, and includes the Australian Capital Territory, the Australian Alps and associated mountain ranges. Much of the region rises above 1000 metres where snow is present during the winter months."--BOOK JACKET.
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Reptiles at Large
Classification Nomenclature and Diagnostics
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absent adpressed agamids Amphibolurus anal animal areas Australia autotomy average length Bearded Dragon belly biology bite body scales Braidwood Brindabella Ranges broad burrow canthus rostralis colour common Ctenotus Diagnosis diet consists digits Diplodactylus diurnal dorsal surface dorso-lateral dorsum dry sclerophyll forests Egernia Elapidae entrecasteauxii Family fangs frontal frontonasal frontoparietals geckoes genus Gray gular habit habitat head Hemiergis hindlimbs inhabits insects interparietal keeled large numbers Leiolopisma length of adults lizards lobules lower eyelid margin metres mid-body scales millimetres Morethia Mountain Mt Ainslie Mt Kosciusko nasal neck nostril occurs oviparous Ovoviviparous paired palpebral disc parietals pentadactyl limbs plates preanal pores prefrontals preocular Pseudonaja Pygopodidae reptiles rock rostral rows scales are smooth Scincidae sclerophyll skinks small skinks snakes Southern Highlands Southern Highlands region specimens Sphenomorphus spinose subcaudals supralabials Supranasals supraoculars suture sympatric tail Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Tiliqua tympanum Type species usually vegetation venom ventral surface Wulgulmerang Yass