10. Identification of Reptile Skin Products Using Scale Morphology

  1. Jane E. Huffman2 and
  2. John R. Wallace3
  1. David L. Martin

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119953142.ch10

Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications

Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications

How to Cite

Martin, D. L. (2011) Identification of Reptile Skin Products Using Scale Morphology, in Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications (eds J. E. Huffman and J. R. Wallace), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119953142.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA, 18301, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Biology, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551, USA

Author Information

  1. Canorus Ltd., 5669 Snell Ave. #297, San Jose, CA 95123, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470662588

Online ISBN: 9781119953142

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Keywords:

  • reptile skins' scale morphology;
  • international trade in wildlife;
  • legal international trade;
  • legal trade, CITES-listed species;
  • reptile skin trade;
  • reptile scale morphology;
  • iguanids, in reptile skin trade;
  • reptile scales, micro-morphology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • International Trade in Reptile Skins

  • Challenges to Species Identification of Reptile Skin Products

  • Species and Products Represented in the Reptile Skin Trade

  • Reptile Scale Morphology Basics and Current Limitations

  • Identifying Features of Major Reptile Groups

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References