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Ophidia Toprobanica, or The Snakes of Ceylon


A GOOD deal has been written on the subject of At the snakes of Ceylon. Thus Günther's “Reptiles of British India” (1864), and Boulenger's “Fauna of British India—Reptiles and Batrachians” (1890), both include descriptions, and in the case of the former work, remarks on the habits of many of the snakes inhabiting Ceylon. There is also the “Snakes of Ceylon” by Abercromby, a small popular treatise which appeared in 1910. Except for the last-named work, which is very incomplete, there is, however, no book which deals solely with the snakes of Ceylon, apart from those inhabiting India, and Col. Wall, an enthusiastic naturalist and specialist on Indian snakes, in producing the volume under review has succeeded in filling a long-felt want.

Ophidia Toprobanica, or The Snakes of Ceylon.

By Col. Frank Wall. Pp. xxii + 581 + 1 map. (Colombo: Colombo Museum, 1921.)

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