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Author: Ashok Captain,Romulus Whitaker
ISBN13: 978-8190187305
Title: Snakes of India, The Field Guide
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Language: English
Publisher: Draco Books; Hard cover First Reprint edition (January 1, 2008)
Pages: 495

Snakes of India, The Field Guide by Ashok Captain,Romulus Whitaker

Ashok Captain is an ophidian taxonomist and photographer who is either in the hill forests of India's remote northeast or the specimen rooms at the Bombay Natural History Society. He is particularly fond of the monsoons, umbrellas and leeches. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Indigo Alibris Better World Books IndieBound.

Romulus Whitaker and Ashok Captain have now provided what the world of herpetology has been craving for: a fully illustrated field guide to the Indian snake fauna, covering over 70% of known species, with colour photographs and distribution maps, as well as a comprehensive checklist with distribution maps. Romulus Whitaker has spent the last 50 years wandering around India looking at snakes. He has written extensively and produced award-winning documentaries about reptiles. He lives on a snake infested farm in South India. This is a high quality book in all respects,it makes me wish I could collect the awesome snakes found in India. The color photos alone are worth the price.

Author : Ashok Captain,Romulus Whitaker. Publisher : Westland/Draco Books.

Whitaker, Romulus; Captain, Ashok (2004). Snakes of India: The Field Guide. Archived 28 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Chennai: Draco Books. "Alumni Profile: Romulus "Rom" Whitaker (Class of 1960)" (PDF). KIS Alumni Newsletter. KIS Alumni Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-29.

Of the nearly 270 species of snakes reported (Whitaker & Captain 2004) from different parts of the country, approximately 40 species have been reported from the central Indian landscape (Chandra & Gajbe 2005) and of these, 19 species have been reported from Pench Tiger Reserve, by Pasha et al. (2000). The present study supports the occurrence of as many as 20 species in this area. The species are identified in the field using diagnostic keys given by Deraniyagala (1953,1955), Das & de Silva (2005), De Silva (1980), Greer (1991), Whitaker & Captain (2004) and Wickramasinghe & Somaweera (2003). Diversity of reptiles and amphibians in the eastern and southern parts of the sinharaja rain forest.

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Romulus Earl Whitaker (born 23 May 1943) is a herpetologist, wildlife conservationist and founder of the Madras Snake Park, The Andaman and Nicobar Environment Trust (ANET), and the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. In 2005 he was a winner of a Whitley Award for outstanding leadership in nature conservation. Romulus Whitaker & Ashok Captain, (2004) Snakes of India: The Field Guide. Draco Books, Chennai.

Common Indian Snakes – A field Guide by Romulus Whitaker. The Strike of the King Cobra. Dark fairy tale stories by Ashok Captain. India has close to 300 species of snakes, out of which 62 have been identified as venomous & semi venomous.

Whitaker, Romulus; Captain, Ashok (2004). Chennai: Draco Books. p. 495. ISBN 978-81-901873-0-5. Retrieved 9 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012. Whitaker is currently coordinating an effort to save the Gharial, a Critically endangered species of Crocodilia on the brink of extinction with less than 250 individuals left in Indian waters, the Committee will plan strategies for protection of gharials and their habitat.

Malcolm A. Smith (1943) The fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma including the whole of The Indo-Chinese Sub-region, Reptilia and Amphibia. Taylor & Francis, London. Romulus Whitaker & Ashok Captain (2004) Snakes of India, The Field Guide. Authors & Contributors: Vivek Sharma. Completed percentage.

This is the definitive color field guide to Indian snakes aimed at both amateurs and specialists. It concisely describes more than 150 species of snakes, both venomous and non-venomous. Many of the species covered are also found in Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Snake identification is made easy through stunning photographs and includes many of the color variations found in Indian snakes. Each species account includes description, scalation, natural history, a distribution map and look-alikes. Other sections include snakebite, snake people in India, laws protecting snakes and a complete, up to date checklist.
Reviews: 3
This book is full of vibrant beautiful pictures, but I wouldn't buy it personally for this price. It has limited information for each species but has nice pictures that should help to ID animals. A friend has this, he bought it in India where it is printed and couldn't secure a copy for me. It's very inexpensive over there. At any rate if you're going to be herping India pic it up there, it should prove helpful.
I have had this amazing book for over a few years now, and it is extremely helpful identifying snakes on road trips and outdoor camping rendezvous. Besides high quality pictorial references, the details on their physical type, scale identification & look alike informations are helpful for young amateurs like me. While it covers an impressive number of species, at times I am at a loss for lesser known local species. But as the book suggests, it is an inspiration and push feel, for knowing and documenting more types in the times to come and one can always correspond with the authors of the book for sharing more information on snakes and their habitats.
Buy this book if you want to learn about the diverse snake species of India.This is a high quality book in all respects,it makes me wish I could collect the awesome snakes found in India.The color photos alone are worth the price.I checked it out at the library but will now have to buy it.Fascinating book.