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References

Here are some of the references I used in putting together this page along with some useful references to anyone interested in the Erycinae. Some of these are cited in the different species accounts.
Following each reference is a brief description of what information can be found there.
I am aware of many other references and will add them as I find time.

  1. Auffenberg, W. 1963. The fossil snakes of Florida. Tulane Studies in Zoology 10(3): 131-213.
  2. - notes on fossil erycines in North America
  3. Ataev, C. A. 1985.  Reptiles of the mountains of Turkmenistan. TSSR Academy of Sciences, Ashkabad (in Russian).
  4. - natural history notes on E. tataricus and E. elegans
  5. Boulenger, G. A. 1913. The Snake of Europe.  1913 (2000).  Electronic reprint of the 1913 book, by Arment Biological Press, www.herper.com/ebooks/.
  6. - free online downloadable version of this hard to find herp book
    - discusses the characteristics, distribution, range, habits and reproduction of E. jaculus.
  7. Daniel, J. C. 1989. The Book of Indian Reptiles. Bombay Natural History Society, Oxford University Press, Delhi. 141 pp.
  8. - some natural history on E. conicus and E. johnii
  9. Das, I. 1991. A new species of Eryx from south-west India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 88: 92-97.
  10. - description of E. whitakeri
  11. Forstner, M.R.J. 1995. Phylogenetic relationships among snakes inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University.
  12. - molecular study of boids that included Calabaria and a couple of Eryx
  13. Gray, J.E. 1858. Description of a new genus of boidae from old Calabar, and a list of west African Reptiles. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1858: 154-167.
  14. - 2nd description of Calabaria - see Schlegel, 1851
  15. Günther, C. L. G. 1864 (2000).  The Reptiles of British India.  Electronic reprint of the 1864 book, by Arment Biological Press, www.herper.com/ebooks/.
  16. - free online downloadable version of this hard to find herp book
    - with info on Indian Erycinae, including the reference to Cursoria elegans (=Eryx elegans) from Afghanistan.
  17. Ineich, I. 2001.  Reptiles & Amphibiens de la République de Djibouti:  Rapport sur la mission herpétologique de Ivan Ineich, Avril 1999.
  18. (in French)
    - you can download this free report at this web site:
        http://bch-cbd.naturalsciences.be/djibouti/djib-fr/contribution/document/reptiles.pdf
  19. Kluge, A. G. 1993. Calabaria and the phylogeny of erycine snakes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 293-351.
  20. - an analysis of the phylogenetic relationships among the erycinae
  21. Kudryavtsev, S. V., S. V. Mamet, and M. Proutkina. 1993. Keeping and breeding in captivity snakes of Russia and adjacent countries (within the former USSR). The Snake, 25: 39-53.
  22. - a brief overview of captive care of Russian Eryx.
  23. Latafi, Mahmoud. 1991. The Snakes of Iran. Society for the Study of Reptiles and Amphibians Contributions in
    Herpetology, Number 7.
  24. - brief natural history notes on E. jaculus, E. elegans, E. miliaris, and E. johnii
  25. Minton, S. A., Jr. 1966. A Contribution to the Herpetology of West Pakistan. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 132(2): 119-120.
  26. - some natural history notes about E. johnii and E. conicus
  27. Nikol'skii, A.M. 1916. Fauna of Russia and Adjacent Countries: Reptiles: Vol II Ophidia. Israel Program for
    Scientific Translations, Jerusalem. pp 15-23.
  28. - discussion of E. tataricus, E. jaculus, E. elegans, and several subspecies of E. miliaris
  29. Rieppel, O. 1978. A functional and phylogenetic interpretation of the skull of the Erycinae (Serpentes Boidae). Journal of Zoology, London 186: 185-208.
  30. - erycine phylogeny
  31. Ross, R.A. and G. Marzec. 1990. The Reproductive Husbandry of Pythons and Boas. Institute for Herpetological Research, Stanford, California.
  32. - some reproductive data
  33. Schlegel, H. 1851. Description d'une nouvelle espèce du genre Eryx, Eryx reinhardtii. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde, Amsterdam 1: 1-3.
  34. - original description of African Burrowing Python
  35. Simpson, Stephen and Angela Ellis. 1990. The Hardy and Prolific Sand Boa. The Vivarium 4(2): 20-24.
  36. - excellent article on husbandry for E. jaculus - a must read for all jaculus keepers
  37. Sorenson, D. 1988. The genus Eryx. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 23(2).
  38. - review of natural history of the Sand Boas
  39. Sorenson, D. 1988. Behavior and Reproduction in the genus Eryx. Proceedings of the Tenth and Eleventh International Herpetological Symposia.
  40. - review of natural history and reproduction of Sand Boas
  41. Spiteri, D.A. 1991. The subspecies of Lichanura trivirgata: Why the confusion? Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 26: 153-156.
  42. - one of several manifestations of Spiteri's taxonomic work on Rosy Boas
  43. Tokar, A.A. 1989. The revision of the genus Eryx (Serpentes Boidae), osteological evidence. Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 4: 46-55 (in Russian).
  44. - taxonomy and systematics of Sand Boas
  45. Tokar, A.A. 1991. A revision of the subspecies structure of the javelin sand boa Eryx jaculus (L. 1758) (Reptilia Boidae). Herpetology of Central Asia, Leningrad: LISS Publ. 1: 18-41 (in Russian).
  46. - taxonomy of E. jaculus
  47. Tokar, A.A. 1995. Taxonomic revision of the genus Gongylophis Wagler 1830: G. conicus (Schneider 1801) and G. muelleri Boulenger 1892 (Serpentes Boidae). Tropical Zoology 8: 347-360.
  48. - taxonomy of E. conicus and E. muelleri
  49. Tokar, A.A. 1996. Taxonomic revision of the genus Gongylophis Wagler 1830: G. colubrinus (L. 1758) (Serpentes Boidae). Tropical Zoology 9: 1-17.
  50. - taxonomy of E. colubrinus, including the lumping of Kenyan and Egyptian sand boas
  51. Welch, K.R.G. 1994. Snakes of the World: A Checklist: 2. Boas, Pythons, Shield-tails, and Worm Snakes. KCM Books, Somerset, England. pp. 21-25.
  52. - list of species known
  53. Whitaker, R. 1978. Common Indian Snakes: A Field Guide. Macmillan India Ltd., Delhi, 154 pp.
  54. - natural history notes on the two Indian species, E. conicus and E. johnii
  55. Zhao, E. and K. Adler. 1993. Herpetology of China. Society for the Study of Reptiles and Amphibians.
  56. - notes on E. tataricus andE. miliaris in China

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